September 1st Week News

Teachers Day:

One of the Precious days of the year when we honour our teachers.

 Teacher’s day is celebrated over 100 countries across the world. UNESCO started observing Teacher’s day on October 5th since 1994.

On Behalf of Re we would like to congragulate all the teachers/mentors who have been a great support and a driving force for creating the best students of the country.

Ré Exploration Circle:

As the days have progressed, the Exploration circle has been growing. Initially it was started by Adarsh, an Expert team member, on the topic ‘machine learning’ during the third week of August, which continues to this day and has inspired others to create an exploration circle of their own.

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The upcoming exploration circles will be about “Bike Racing”, “Game of Thrones”, “Bharathanatiyam” and “Changes in Food taste across the world”. We hope further exploration circles will be an eye opening session and a treat for many.

Update on Project Proposals:

We are very happy to announce that the funding of Rs 8.5 lakhs for around 9 teams’ project proposals has been sanctioned by the management. The update about the teams selected will be shared soon.

Events by Ré:

As far as events are concerned, the meeting team of Re popularly known as “ReMoT” along with the other teams have been constantly involved in conducting events which are mind blowing. Event details of the upcoming events will be shared at the earliest.

Trustshop:

A trustshop is a shop which contains food products along with their price tags but without human observation. These trust shops are famous in western countries. This is the first time a college is going to have a shop like this and this is an initiative taken up by Ré. More details about it will be shared in the weeks to come.

Happenings in KCT:

Sahitya:

Sahitya, the Literary Club of KCT, is going to recuirt first years. Although first years cannot officially join the club, we would still like to keep you informed about the events and how you can be a part of the culturals among other things.

Department Inaguration and Engineers day Celebrations:

In the upcoming weeks you can expect many UG/PG and clubs’ inauguration. As far as Engineers day is concerned there will be huge number of events and prizes by various forums of KCT. Be sure to keep track on these happenings.

Interesting Facts about Teachers Day:

  1. Teachers’ Day is celebrated worldwide for the admiration of Teachers for their special contribution to the society.
  2. World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on September 7. However, Teachers’ Day is celebrated on different dates by different countries.
  3. The celebration in different countries is correlated to either eminent personalities or achievements of milestone in the domain of education.
  4. Teacher’s day in some countries of the world is as under:
    • India: 5th September
    • Pakistan: 5th October
    • China: 10th September
    • Brazil: 15th October
    • New Zealand: 29th October
    • Malaysia: 16th May
    • Sri Lanka: 6th October
    • Germany: 5th October
  5. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became President of India in 1962, was a staunch educationist, renowned diplomat and above all a great teacher.
  6. When Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became President of India, some of his students and friends requested him to allow them to celebrate his birthday that also falls on 5th September to which he said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if 5 September would be observed as Teachers’ Day.”
  7. Since then, India celebrates 5th September as Teacher’s Day where students pay their reverence and gratitude to teachers for their noble effort in shaping the careers of students.
  8. Dr Radhakhrishnan believed that “teachers should be the best minds in the country”.

Celebrity Teachers:

  • J K Rowling worked as an eSL teacher in Portugal while concocting the adventures of Harry Potter.
  • Sting, the famous musician, taught english, music and soccer before he catapulted to the top ten musical artists of America.
  • Art Garfunkel taught math at a secondary school, even while he was part of a band.
  • Billy Crystal, the comedian, was a substitute teacher at a junior high school before he was able to get gigs as a stand-up comedian.
  • Sheryl Crowe taught music at an elementary school much before becoming a star.
  • Gene Simmons, the ‘rock star’, taught grade six in a Spanish Harlem before he made it ‘big’ in the music world.

 

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