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Invocation

Teachers Day-2011

                                                               WHOSE CHILD IS THIS?
                                                                Author Unknown


                                       "Whose child is this?" I asked one day
                                        Seeing a little one out at play
                                       "Mine", said the parent with a tender smile
                                       "Mine to keep a little while
                                        To bathe his hands and comb his hair
                                        To tell him what he is to wear
                                        To prepare him that he may always be good
                                        And each day do the things he should"

                                        "Whose child is this?" I asked again
                                         As the door opened and someone came in
                                        "Mine", said the teacher with the same tender smile
                                        "Mine, to keep just for a little while
                                         To teach him how to be gentle and kind
                                         To train and direct his dear little mind
                                         To help him live by every rule
                                         And get the best he can from school"

                                        "Whose child is this?" I ask once more
                                         Just as the little one entered the door
                                         "Ours" said the parent and the teacher as they smiled
                                         And  each  took  the  hand of the little child
                                         "Ours to love and train together
                                          Ours this blessed task forever."
 
Let us be grateful to the devoted teachers of all times. Our time needs not technical ones but caring teachers who are a model, make learning enjoyable and achieve more in a short time by their intelligent tactics.
May all the teachers be blessed with Your wisdom and grace.
May they be rewarded with success in  their efforts.

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