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Kumar Kaustubh – “When your overconfidence kills”

Confidence is good, over-confidence is not, and this is what I learnt by goofing up on a vital presentation during my college days. The task was given by Trishu sir and he asked me to seek guidance from another faculty member. But I had young arrogant blood flowing in my veins, my confidence was overpowering, and eventually lead to my downfall when I failed in answering questions darted at me during the presentation. Trishu sir volunteered to answer them on my behalf and saved the day. I couldn’t look him in the eye for next few days; he never brought this up. The lesson was silent but effective. Over-confidence kills, and humility always comes in handy.

Students share fond memories of teachers that became lessons for a lifetime

India has been celebrating 5th September as Teacher’s Day since 1962. This is how we commemorate the birthday of the second president of the Republic of India, who, in addition to being a great statesman and philosopher, was the founder of Helpage India also.

“Teachers should be the best minds in the country” is what Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan believed in.

Acknowledging that we have no dearth of genius minds working to shape the future of this country, here are some students, recollecting interesting little anecdotes about their teachers that influenced them vastly in the years to come.