Teachers Acknowledgement Ceremony @ Walton News Story

Saadia Shahzad | Staff Correspondent TBT | Beaconhouse Walton Campus Lahore

Lahore: Quoting Mustafa Kamal Ataturk; 'A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others'. The pandemic physically proved these words for teachers since they worked day in and day out. They worked from home but they worked round the clock, it was a challenge to take up BSU but it was a challenge taken up by them and very well responded to by their students. To appreciate the efforts of their teachers, the management at Walton Campus organized a Teachers Acknowledgement Ceremony. Chief Operation Officer Mr Ali Ahmed Khan, Cluster Director Mr Majid Ali, Head Operations Mr Usman Talat Butt, Senior Manager Education Ms Kanwal Babar and Senior Manager HR Ms Beenish Khan graced the occasion as Chief Guests.

The program began in the name of Allah, followed by the National Anthem. Certificates of acknowledgment were given to all the teachers and the management team to acknowledge their efforts. To make the event lively and cheerful the teachers had prepared wonderful skits, poems, song performances, etc.

Shikwa, Jawab e Shikwa was presented by Upper Primary Section. Two teachers lamented in Iqbal’s poetic form molded in words of their own in front of their Headmistress Ms Rubina Rafael who responded in the same style for Jawab e Shikwa. It was a well worded and wonderfully presented recital.

Ms Tamkeen Shahid from Upper Primary Section presented Faiz Ahmed Faiz ‘Lazim hai k hum bhi dekhain gay’ in verse form with her own words to present the issues faced by teachers due to the Pandemic, a splendid poetic presentation.

Staff of Lower Primary had the whole auditorium in fits of laughter with their skit; presenting a scene of a teacher taking online lessons from home and the situation of placing students in groups A,B or C during the Hybrid model.

Teachers performed the song ‘We are Family’ to mark the end of a wonderful afternoon full of laughter and smiles.

It was a difficult call, yet with proper social distancing, masks, and following all the SOPs the management and staff at Walton were able to manage the event with success.

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery,” said Mark Van Doren and it seems he said it for teachers who have been working, learning, teaching and multi-tasking all along during these unprecedented times.

Kudos to the staff and management at Walton! You are the strong pillars of Walton Campus, keep functioning and keep empowering the youth of tomorrow.

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