Dubai: The 38th episode of NewsKarnataka.com’s Namaste Teacher was held on Friday September 2 at 6.30 pm IST.
The guest teacher for the evening was Shankar Poojary, a Teacher. The special guests of the evening were his students, Prabha Niranjan, Professor, NMAMIT, Nitte, Ramesh Naik, Employee, Rehabilitation Centre, Manipal, Manoj Shetty Nakre, Pest Mortem (INDIA) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, Jyothi R. Nayak, Business Woman, and Shashimani Sampath Suvarna, President, Kukkundoor Gram Panchayat.
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 Facebook and YouTube channels.
Kiran Nirkan introduced the guests and welcomed them. Shankar Poojary recalling his childhood struggles shared, “I walked 12 kms to attain pre-university education and availed studies through scholarship.
Student Prabha Niranjan shared, “Several times I remember going to sir’s shop nearby to solve our doubts.
Manoj Shetty Nakre expressed, “Mathematics is my favourite subject and the reason behind it is Shankar sir. Sir worked hard to facilitate the best of education to his students and for the same, he even worked post class hours,” he said.
Shashimani Sampath said, “We had the emotions of fear and respect culminated when dealing with Shankar sir. I as a teacher too adopted the same personality inspired by sir,” she shared.
Jyothi R. Nayak said,” Sir is an optimistic personality. Like an artist moulding a sculpture, Shankar sir has moulded his students. Sir’s service is like an ocean. He not only encouraged students in the curriculum but also in extracurricular activities,” she recalled.
“My students when coming to home town visit me in my house and take my blessings. Along with that, on teacher’s day, I always receive calls from my students from the day till evening. All these gestures from my students are my awards,” teacher Shankar Poojary overwhelmed.
“Schools are like temple in the village and teachers are priests in the temple. The overall development of a student is in the hand of a teacher,” he opined.
Both teachers and students expressed gratitude to NewsKarnataka for its initiative. Kiran Nirkan expressing good luck signed off.