(This essay was written by Passangkit Lepcha, a student of Government Junior High School, Taza, East Sikkim as her participating entry for the INTER SCHOOL ESSAY WRITING COMPETITION held at Government Senior Secondary School, Mamring, East Sikkim recently, as a part of Inter School Scholastic Competition, jointly organised by Amba, Bering Tareythang & Taza Gram Panchayats and powered by Wandering Souls of Sikkim. She bagged first position in the competition for the junior level and her essay is being published verbatim in the WSOS webzine. We wish her the best in life. –WSOS.)
Living in the modern world, a person really needs to know what they want to do. In order to lead a meaningful and colourful life, everyone needs an ambition. If one does not have an ambition, they will be like a ship sailing on the wide sea blindly. That is why I have made up my mind to become a good teacher since my childhood.
When I was a little girl, I often daydreamed. I am explaining in this essay that I want to be a teacher when I grow up and educate the society. My parents and grandparents have taught me the value and importance of teaching and education in life and so I want to be a teacher.
Different people have different ambitions in life such as doctors, engineers, pilots, soldiers etc. But I always wanted to be a good teacher because i feel really blissful when I teach whatever I learn in school. By teaching people around us, we can uplift the society. My teacher feels immensely happy when she teaches such tiny tots who are not aware of anything. She holds their hands and teaches them “A, B, C, D” and also plays with them many games by taking them to our school ground along with one more teacher. I see that my teacher feels really happy when she is teaching such innocent children and so I also want to become a teacher like her. To become a teacher, I should first become a graduate and then study education as a major subject and B.Ed.
When I become a teacher I will always teach children mannerism and values too so that they can become a good person of the society. I do not want to be a strict teacher who is always flogging and screaming at student and partialities to any students, but a compassionate teacher who nurtures the students with knowledge. When I become a teacher, I will never use a scale to scare away students, but speak so effectively that a student understands the meaning of discipline. My teacher is really lovable and I want to become a teacher like her.
At the end I would like to conclude my essay by saying that in our country great teachers were born such as Gandhiji, Swami Vivekananda, Ramkrishna Paramahansa who taught us the greatest lesson of life. So, I will teach my students the values that will help us to succeed.