“Hey, Pratap! Who was your favourite teacher?”
“It was Jyotsna Kashyap, madam; she used to teach me in 10th grade.”
“You are 30. You still remember her! That is surprising.”
“Haha, she was an exceptional teacher. But, she taught us so much about life.”
And the conversation went on.
There are so many people, places and dates that we forget about, but when anyone asks us about our teachers, we remember everything related to them. Teachers play an instrumental role in their students’ lives.
In this blog, we will pay tribute to our teachers for their immense hard work and patience. And what better way to do it than by dedicating some music to them? Here are ten iconic Bollywood songs for the Teachers’ Day celebration.
Importance of Teachers in Indian Culture
We all have heard the story of Guru Dronacharya and Eklavya from Mahabharata.
Eklavya gave up his right thumb and placed it at his teacher’s feet. This is symbolic of the immense respect teachers have continued to command in Indian society. They are the shapers of students’ personalities and their careers. Just like we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, Teachers’ Day is celebrated with utmost enthusiasm in schools and colleges.
Why do we celebrate Teacher’s Day?
A teacher acts as our friend, guide and philosopher, helping us look at the world with kinder eyes. In India, Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on 5th September to continually remind society that the right to education involves the right to a qualified teacher. It is the day when we acknowledge the tireless contributions of our teachers.
They have toiled just as much as our parents for our future.
To make the moment special, students can learn to sing hindi songs for their teachers to brighten their day. But are you facing trouble selecting the right teachers’ day songs? Don’t worry. We have organised and curated a list of iconic Teachers’ Day celebration songs just for you.
Top 10 Inspirational Songs in Hindi for Teachers’ Day Celebration
1. ‘Master Ji Ki Aa Gayi Chitthi’ from the movie ‘Kitaab’
A marvellous song written and directed by Gulzar, Master Ji Ki Aa Gayi Chitthi is a song about a little boy who understands the importance of education in life.
The child artist, Master Raju, sings this song in front of his entire classroom. The song was sung by Shivangi Kohlapuri and Padmini Kohlapuri. This song on Teachers’ Day will take everybody down the memory lane of their school days. Filled with innocence, youth and mischief–this is the perfect fit for your teachers’ day recital. Tell your teachers to grab their popcorn and enjoy the performance!
2. ‘Ruk Jana Nahi’ from the movie ‘Imtihaan’
A 1974 film, Imtihaan, is a movie about a principled and idealistic professor who makes a decision to reform a group of unruly rowdy kids at a college.
The song ‘Ruk Jana Nahi tu Kahi Haar Ke’ is the ultimate teachers’ day hindi song as it urges us to never give up. Before every single exam and after every result, our teachers have shown confidence in our abilities to do better and inspired us to try harder.
What better song than this to convey our deep sense of gratitude towards them?
3. ‘Sir Sir O Sir’ from the movie ‘Sir’
Old is gold. The song ‘Sir Sir O Sir’ from the 1993 movie ‘Sir’ portrays a friendly teacher who positively influences his students’ lives.
Meanwhile, a duo pays tribute to him by singing the song ’Sir Sir O Sir’. If it can be done in a movie, it can be replicated in real life! You can perform this song on Teachers’ Day to bring a smile to your teachers’ faces.
There is no doubt all the teachers will love the performance.
4. ‘Aye Khuda’ from the movie ‘Paathshala’
Directed by Milind Ukey, ‘Paathshala’ movie, starring Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Sushant Singh, provides an accurate depiction of the commercialisation of the Indian education system.
The song is based on the life of a teacher who tries to reform the system by providing a fresh perspective to his students. The song, with its melodious tune, is ideal for Teachers’ Day celebrations.
5. ‘Masti Ki Paathshala’ from the movie ‘Rang De Basanti’
Although ‘Rang De Basanti’ was not related to teachers, the song ‘Masti Ki Paathshala’ is a fun and quirky song that will imbue your entire campus with playful energy. What more? All the students already love the song and will start dancing and swinging to it.
Now, won’t that be a masti ki paathshala for the students?
6. ‘Tu Dhoop Hai’ from the movie ‘Taare Zameen Par’
Aamir Khan’s ‘Taare Zameen Par’ was an exceptional movie that depicted the relationship between a teacher and a dyslexic student.
The movie struck a chord with the audience since it conveyed the struggles of students with disabilities navigating through the conventional education system. Special education teachers do their best on a daily basis to bridge the curriculum gap for children with special needs. A special tribute to them through this song is warranted.
The song ‘Tu Dhoop Hai’ is a song filled with hope and motivation. It urges the students to follow their passions and find their true potential, irrespective of the hurdles on their way.
Is this song fit for Teachers’ Day?
It will have the teachers singing along with the students. There is no better way to create a more fun-loving environment!
7. ‘Kholo Kholo Darwaze’ from the movie ‘Taare Zameen Par’
Just like ‘Tu Dhoop Hai’, ‘Kholo Kholo Darwaze’ is another song from ‘Taare Zameen Par’, which is a favourite for kids.
It is a playful song that sets the tone for a mischievous and cheerful teacher’s day. Students can prepare a dance routine to this upbeat song and surprise their teachers with their dancing skills. Now, that will be Teachers’ Day done in true old fashion!
8. ‘Deep Shiksha’ from the movie ‘Chalk n Duster’
Directed by Jayant Gilater, ‘Chalk n Duster’ was released in 2016. It showcases the interaction between teachers and students in an educational set-up that is continually evolving.
‘Deep Shiksha’ is a song about how education impacts us and changes our lives forever. Our teachers play a pivotal role in our development. Be it at the formative stages or as an adolescent, they always show us the right path. This song at teachers’ day celebrations will be a tribute to their arduous efforts and never-ending journey in making their students’ lives better.
9. ‘Aye Zindagi’ from the movie ‘Chalk n Duster’
Another song from the movie ‘Chalk n Duster’, ‘Aye Zindagi’, is a portrayal of the teacher-student relationship.
Many times, it is through our teachers that we learn our most invaluable lessons. They are the true well-wishers. And again, just like ‘Kholo Kholo Darwaze’, why not have a promising dance routine on this song? Performing the dance on Teachers’ Day will be the icing on the cake since 5th September is just around the corner.
Put your best foot forward and amaze your teachers on their day!
10. ‘Ichak Dana Beechak Dana’ from the movie ‘Shree 420’
Brace yourself for the song of the millennium! From the 1955 movie ‘Shree 420’, every child has heard this song in their childhood.
It is catchy and fun. All the other songs were about the teachers, this song is about the kids! And what better way to make your teachers smile than by a song that reminds them of their childhood days? A group of students can sing the song while another group can dance. This idea never fails!
For Teachers’ Day, go all out–because your teachers are your biggest cheerleaders.
Just like Pratap, all of us have a number of stories to tell about our teachers.
Not surprising as they encouraged us to recognise and realise our true potential and embrace our hidden talent. They sometimes scolded us and sometimes appreciated us. We still admire them after years because, along with the curriculum, they taught us to live a meaningful life.
This teachers’ day, reach out to your teachers and express your gratitude for the kindness and immense patience they showed every step of the way with Artium Academy. To them, it would mean the world.
Hopefully, this was helpful.
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