Nepal Celebrates National Teacher Day

Earlier this week, Nepal celebrated Guru Purnima, which is the equivalent of Teacher’s Day.  Guru is the Sanksrit word for teacher, and this tradition of giving thanks to your teacher goes back many centuries.  This day is marked by the students conducting some ritual ceremonies and also through performances and speeches.  We wanted to share some of the pictures of an event that was held at Shikharapur School to celebrate Guru Purnima because without great teachers, it is very difficult to empower young minds.

This event was organized by students who are part of the Project Based Learning curriculum.

This event was organized by students who are part of the Project Based Learning curriculum. Here some of the students from that program are performing a traditional dance for the teachers and other students.

Thank you teacher for all of the great work you do.

Thank you teacher for all of the great work you do. Here they pose together for a group picture.

Students of all grade levels take part in the celebration.

Students of all grade levels take part in the celebration.

Tika - which is a ritual for various ceremonies is also a part of this celebration.

Tika – which is a ritual for various ceremonies is also a part of this celebration. The students give thanks to their teacher and wish for their success.

Kishore Mijar, One of the teachers of Shikharapur School talks about the important role that teachers play in society.

Kishore Mijar, One of the teachers of Shikharapur School talks about the important role that teachers play in society.

Photos by Niroj Shrestha

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