Teachers’ Day celebrated on 5th September is one day we all like to let our favorite teachers know how much of a difference they have made to our lives … be it a heart-felt thank you note, a card or a rose, we all make an effort to make our favorite teachers feel special! Here’s a look at what your favorite Zee TV stars have to say about their teachers …
Sujay Reu (Anukalp of Ram Milaayi Jodi) – I believe teachers mould thousands of lives because the lessons learned from them remain with a student throughout life. I feel blessed because at every point of my life I was fortunate enough to find a Guru who has taught me the invaluable lessons of life.
Teachers need encouragement and support from the community to feel that their devotion to students is genuinely worth it! I never miss a chance to go and meet him when I am in my hometown.
Deeya Chopra (Reeya of Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein) – I am in love with my Yoga teacher, Christina who has come from America to teach us “Hot Yoga” which is an intense two hours practice in a hot room filled with steam. I believe you need an inspiring teacher to motivate you to come every day for such strenuous Yoga sessions. It has helped me be more disciplined in life and when people notice the difference and shower me with compliments I couldn’t thank her enough.
This year on Teacher’s Day I am planning to give her a small idol of Lord Ganpati as this is her first visit to India during Ganesh Chaturthi and she is fascinated with every aspect of the festival. I hope she likes my Gurudakshina!
Sushant Rajput (Manav of Pavitra Rishta) – The turning point in my life was when I decided to move away from engineering and choose acting as a career option. The credit goes to my “Theatre Teacher” Mr. Barry John who for the first 6 months did not speak a single word to me about my performance other than taking notes in his diary but at the end of my graduation I got a “B” grade and everyone else got a “C”. He called me aside and said, “You are good. Think about acting as a career option.” Since then there has been no looking back.
Vikramjeet Virk (Ghaznavi of Shobha Somnath Ki): Throughout school I never had a favorite teacher as such … since I was always one of the last-benchers and least interested in studies. But my life changed when I met my theatre teacher, Mr Surendra Gill. He gave me my first lessons of life. I always looked at myself as an athlete but he introduced me to the actor within … I still cherish the moment when on one particular Teacher’s Day, the media interviewed me with him and it truly was a very emotional moment for me!
Suhasi Dhami (Abha of Yahaaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli) –. I always looked at Teacher’s Day as one day that I could floor all my teachers with my dancing skills! Every year we used to celebrate Teacher’s Day in our school with music and dance competitions. I would always participate since I was particularly passionate about dance. It was another joy altogether when my teachers would gather all around me after my acts and shower me with praise ….I still cherish those memories!
Avinash Sachdev (Dev of Chhoti Bahu) – This Teachers’ Day, my thoughts go out to Mr. Philip Chalil – a very friendly school teacher. He was a “cool dude” and many girls had a major crush on him, making him a competitor of sorts to us and since we all knew that we’d never be able to compete with his wit, general knowledge and smartness, we were all a little jealous of him. Here’s raising a toast to Mr. Chalil!