Dubai: The 44th episode of NewsKarnataka.com’s Namaste Teacher was held on Friday November 4 at 6.30 pm IST.
The guest teacher for the evening was P. S. Achar. The special guests of the evening were his students, Suresh Kamath. K, Joint secretary-Canara Educational Institution, Kishan Hemachander, Regional Sales Manager Oman, Subrahmanya Bhat S., Associate Professor University College Mangalore, Shailendra Pai, Pharmacist, Sanath Kumar, Vice President, Yes Bank Ltd., Bangalore.
The event host was Kiran Nirkan.
Through teacher-student interaction, the series strives to highlight teachers and their impact on students. The programme was premiered on NewsKarnataka.com’s YouTube channel.
P. S. Achar shared, “My background in Yakshagana gave me the Kannada language fluency. I was asked bribe to avail post in KPSC and so I decided to move forward with BEd,” he said. He also shared his experience of being an NCC Officer.
Student Kishan Hemachander said, “Among aggressive teachers, Achar sir was the one who convinced students and took them along. The discipline and time sense which I have today is inculcated by sir,” he shared.
Suresh Kamath K. expressed, “When I recruit teachers in our institute, I keep Sarvajna Achar sir as a model and believe this is the type of teachers our students should be blessed with.”
Sanath Kumar said, I had dual role being a son and a student. It was my inspiration at school that my father taught me Kannada. And it was through him, I had a lesson of work-life balance.
Shailendra Pai said, “Have punctuality and work with patience without hurry and so you shall reap your success’ are the two significant life lessons which I had from P. S. Achar sir.
Subrahmanya Bhat. S said, our class was the naughtiest in the school. When every teacher had their fifty percent effort put in controlling the classroom, Acharya sir would effortlessly deal in our class. Speaking to him will transfer his enthusiastic energy within us.
Teacher P. S. Achar was overwhelmed listening to his students and reminisced his experience with his students. Expressing the role of teachers in the life of a student he said, ‘As Macaulay rightly said, as long as Teacher-student bond exists in India it is impossible to bring any changes’ and so British succeeded by creating the distance in this relation,” he opined.
Both teacher and students appreciated the initiative of NewsKarnataka.
Kiran Nirkan expressing gratitude signed off.