28 Sep : Hindus have sent early greetings to teachers world over on the occasion of World Teachers’ Day, which falls on October five.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, urged the public to pay due respects and express gratitude to the teachers on the occasion.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, further says that teacher (guru) is highly revered in Hinduism who helps remove the ignorance of the seeker and who leads one from darkness to light. The guru-sishya (teacher-disciple) relationship lies at the heart of traditional Hinduism. Guru is often allied with the divine. Even Arjuna formally asked Lord Krishna to be his guru in ancient Hindu scripture Bhagavad-Gita (Song of the Lord).
World Teachers’ Day, created by UNESCO, is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world with about billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.