Govind D. Belgaumkar and Jaideep Shenoy
“I feel happy that they like me and are making us feel important”
MANGALORE: Renisha Sequeira was a tad sad that she could not draw the attention of her teacher at the bus stop outside Lady Hill Victoria Girls’ High School. She wanted to be the first one to hand over a rose to her teacher on Teachers’ Day. She caught up with the teacher outside the staff room with her friend Pallavi Kini in tow. “I screamed to draw your attention,” she said with a smile. The teacher smiled back. Prem, a 6th standard student, was upset that he could not find a rose for his favourite science teacher in Sharada Vidyalaya. He was jealous when he saw his friend Harsha carrying a red rose for ‘Kishore Sir’. Harsha gave Prem the good news that flowers were available, only half a kilometre away. Although it was late for them, the two children ran and returned in time for the prayer. The enthusiasm shown by Renisha, Pallavi, Prem and Harsha and many others in greeting their teachers was a common sight. Prakruthi Veena Albuquerque, a teacher at Lady Hill School, said, “I feel happy that they like us and are making us feel important.” Juliet Mathias, the principal, was overjoyed with the affection shown by her students. “The students are a part of our large family,” she said.