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Ten Point Oath for Teachers - By Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam

posted Dec 12, 2011, 6:20 AM by Sarat Kumar Sarvepalli   [ updated Dec 12, 2011, 6:29 AM ]
  1. First and foremost, I will love teaching. Teaching will be my soul.

  2. I realize that I am responsible for shaping not just students but ignited youth who are the most powerful resource under the earth, on the earth and above the earth. I will be fully committed to the great mission of teaching.

  3. I will consider myself to be a great teacher only when I am capable of elevating the average student to the high performance.

  4. I will organize and conduct my life, in such a way that my life itself is a message for my students.

  5. I will encourage my students and children to ask questions and develop the spirit of enquiry, so that they blossom into creative enlightened citizens.

  6. I will treat all the students equally and will not support any differentiation on account of religion, community or language.

  7. I will continuously build the capacities in teaching so that I can impart quality education to my students.

  8. I realize by being a teacher, I am making an important contribution to the efforts of national development.

  9. I will constantly endeavour to fill my mind, with great thoughts and spread the nobility in thinking and action among my students.

  10. I will always celebrate the success of my students.