Teaching is perhaps the only profession that gives one instant joy and gratification. At the same time, the teachers are blessed to see their labour bear fruit throughout life, at times in the most unexpected ways. The little naughty child you imparted moral values while giving him lessons in academics suddenly comes and touches your feet in a cinema hall, all grown up and well settled in life, gratitude written all over his face. It’s the moment when your heart swells with pride for having done a good job of moulding a young mind into a responsible citizen. The aches and pains associated with tackling a whole bunch of children seem to vanish and you look forward to another day happily.

Sarabjit Kaur