This year TEACHERS DAY was celebrated in a different way at Udgam.  Teachers put up, what may be called, a colourful and joyful ‘Annual Function’.  A cultural programme was organized to showcase the talents of teachers.  There was a variety of items ranging from instrumental music, singing, dance, skit and group discussion. 

The programme started with the melodious strains of sitar produced by the music teacher, Gopi Shah, followed by a variety of dances.

The Pre-Primary teachers performed the traditional dances of Gujarat.  The Primary teachers brought the dance of Kerala alive on stage, reminding one of the recently concluded festival of Onam and another of Rajasthan.

The secondary teachers displayed the different colours of India.  Dances of Punjab, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Bengal, Kerala and Gujarat were performed by them.  All merged into the finale of Gujarati Garba.

Secondary teachers of English, Hindi and Sanskrit discussed the role of teachers in shaping the future generation, giving the audience much to think about.

A skit performed by the Middle School teachers highlighted the difficult but rewarding job of teachers.

The whole programme was wonderfully organized.  Looking at the teachers perform with so much zest and joy one forgot for a moment that they are teachers not students.  Neither age nor the sultry weather hampered their spirits.  They enjoyed themselves thoroughly. 

One could say of every teacher what Shakespeare wrote of Cleopatra:

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety.