Teachers' Day Speech

How to write a great Teacher's Day speech?


You have been asked to give a speech on Teacher's Day and are all excited about it. But, before you pick up the pen and paper to jot down what you think is going to be one of the greatest speeches, do take this into consideration. How many times have you attended a lecture and fell asleep half way through it? A great speech comprises well-crafted words, focus, length, speaker's actions and a few other elements that we will be talking about in this article. So, before you put pen on paper just read on to find out how to prepare a great speech; one that would be admired by your teachers, fellow students and would earn you a place in the school's Hall of Fame.

Keep a format in mind

  • A long speech without breaks would tire out your audience. So, before you begin to pen your speech prepare a draft. This would have a rough sketch of all the things you have in mind; that you would like to make part of your speech.
  • Break your speech into relevant paragraphs and sub-heads. Write the relevant content under each sub-head. But make sure that the content should gel with the sub-head.
  • If your sub-head is focused on a particular topic and the content underneath it is going in a different direction, then it is sure to infuriate your audience and mar what could otherwise have been a fabulous speech.

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The opening address and the speech

  • The opening address has to be crisp, clear and to the point.

  • Begin by addressing your principal, teachers, fellow students and other audience present in the hall.

  • Your speech should talk about the relevance of Teacher's day, what changes has the day seen since its inception in 1962, and the role that teachers have played in the growth of the nation.

  • Do include some quotes or examples of great teachers who shaped the education system in the country such as Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Savitribai Phule, APJ Abdul Kalam, Dr Asima Chatterjee and Dr Manmohan Singh.

  • It would give your speech a truly global appeal if you could include the names of some famous foreign teachers as well.

  • Talk about the Indian educational system, how it has evolved, the system of gurukul and gurudakshina, and how, over the years, the educational system has changed but the significance has remained the same.

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Keep it short

  • You would have a lot to say to your teachers and fellow students, so keep the length of your speech short.

  • Lengthy speeches can often be boring unless they have something new to tell to the listeners. Take a leaf out of history.

  • The 'Gettysburg Address' was US President Abraham Lincoln's shortest speech comprising just 272 words and went about exactly for two minutes. However, it is considered among one of the greatest speeches not only in the United States but around the world. So, say few but powerful words.

Actions speak louder than words

  • Don't read the speech like you are being forced to do it. No matter how eloquent and meaningful the words are, they will lose appeal if the speaker is devoid of any emotions. So, be interactive by using your hands, facial expressions, actions and emotions.

  • Draw your audience in, entertain them, inform them and your speech would turn out to be a memorable one. But keep in mind to not overdo it, as it would give you a comic look.

  • Do not fumble while presenting your speech; it is a big turnoff.

  • A great speech needs to have a great ending. No matter how engrossing the speech, an abrupt end would leave the audience frustrated and fuming. Pay attention to the end.

  • Use quotes of some great academicians or personalities to give a fitting finale to your speech. And if you have the creative instinct, then you can create a memorable quote to end in speech.

  • The ending should be such that would make your speech memorable and worthy of being referred by the future generation of students to come.


Teachers' Day Speech Samples

Speech 1
Good morning to one and all present here.

Today, I ..... is present here to express my gratitude to our lovely teachers on the auspicious occasion of Teachers Day. I want to start my speech by thanking all my teachers who have made me what I am today and provided their wonderful guidance to me at all stages of life.

Teachers Day is the day to honour our Gurus who contribute the maximum to our development. It is teachers who help us survive in this competitive world. They are the ones who give impeccable contribution in shaping our careers. They help in building a student' s personality and making them ideal citizens. Without teachers there is no or less enlightenment in life. They greatly impact our well being, development and growth. Apart from being the source of knowledge and wisdom teachers are the best guides and motivators. It is because of the tireless efforts of my teachers that I am able to become what I am today. I would seizethis opportunity today by extending my warm regards and gratitude to all my teachers and thanking them for their dynamic support.

Thank you.


Speech 2
Good morning to Principal, teachers and all my dear friends. Today I am here to deliver a speech on the occasion of Teachers Day. Before going any further I would like to thank my teachers and fellows for providing me an opportunity to share my views on this day in front of you all.

I want to begin my speech by marking the importance of teachers in our lives. I want to begin with defining teachers. Teachers are not confined to the four walls of the school. It may be our parents, school teachers, professors, friends, and whosoever; it can’t be specifically defined. A teacher is the one, who has the prior experience, which he/she uses to contribute to our growth. It is a good teacher who can change our lives. He/she can make things easy for us, guide us, and ensure our well- being. It is imbibing strong values in a person, that makes one successful, not just factual knowledge, but everything in life as a whole. And it is only a teacher who can do that work. A teacher is the one who responds and never reacts. A great teacher is someone who will patiently teach you everything, any number of times. I am so glad and I feel so blessed that I have got such teachers in my life.

Thank you


Speech 3
A very Good morning to Principal Sir/Madam, all my teachers, and my colleagues present here. We all are gathered here today to celebrate the occasion of Teacher's Day. Before saying anything further I want to express my gratitude to my teachers because of whom I got this opportunity to present a speech in front of you all.

A teacher is a very important person who shapes the life of an individual. It is a teacher who acts as a firm support and instills passion in a student's life. I have learned a lot from every teacher in my life. We can never repay the valuable contribution of our teachers who arouse our hearts with the light of knowledge and remove all sorts of ignorance.

Teacher's Day is a wonderful opportunity for all the students to appreciate the hard work and efforts of teachers which they put in our grooming. I will like to thank every teacher present here for believing in me and helping me grow into a person I am today.

Thank you


Speech 4
Good Morning Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends,

Today, we all have gathered here to celebrate a very important occasion “Teachers Day” which not only highlights the importance of teachers in our life but also underlines the importance of a teacher in every field. Anything could not be learned without the help of a teacher. Be it painting, cooking or learning a language, it is a teacher who guides you how to acquire particular traits to excel in any field. Teachers are the backbone of the society as they contribute in building the character and personality of an individual.

Teachers Day provides an opportunity to a student to thank his/her teachers for their selfless efforts and precious inputs which they provide to their students They are the ones who help us recognise our hidden talents and polish us to bring out the best in us. One. The purpose of celebrating this event is to make students realise the importance of teachers

I feel so blessed to have great mentors in my life who have always guided me and led me on the path of success. I draw inspiration from all my teachers who work really hard to groom every child and make them a better version of what they have always been. I would also like to thank all my teachers who contributed in making me what I am today.

Thank you!


Speech 5
A very good morning to the Principal, teachers and all my dear friends. Today we all have gathered here to celebrate the occasion of Teacher's Day. I am really thankful to all my colleagues for granting me an opportunity to share a few words on the role of teachers and their influence in our lives.

Whatsoever I have learned in my life, I have learned it from my teachers. My teachers are more like friends and mentors who provide me with life-changing advice which helps me grow a bit every day. They guide me to follow the right path which is ultimately going to lead me towards success. I have learned a lot from all my teachers. Today, I want to offer gratitude to all of them for educating me and awakening intelligence within me. It is my teachers who have guided me, helped me, imbibed strong values in me to make me what I am today. They have not only helped in increasing my knowledge but have groomed me as a whole.
Thanks for patiently teaching me everything.
Thanks for providing me wings to fly.
Thank you!


Speech 6

Good morning respected Principal, teachers and all my colleagues,
It is indeed so wonderful to be present here for celebrating the occasion of Teacher's Day.
To mark the importance of this day, I would like to deliver a speech to express gratitude to all my teachers.

Whether you call them a guide, a guru, a teacher, a mentor or an educator.. they all mean the same. It is teachers who play an extremely important role in molding our personality and also shaping our lives. Teachers are the ones who selflessly work for our betterment, not expecting anything in return. Today, on this occasion, I would like to thank all my teachers who have taught me to strive for excellence, and become a better version of me. My teachers have contributed to raising my spirits when I was dejected and grief-stricken. They have always shown me the right way to deal with situations and overcome my shortcomings. It is because of the advice of my teachers that I am able to concentrate on myself and am constantly trying to follow the path of goodness and righteousness.
Sometimes, I wonder is it really possible to be as bright and as hardworking as my teachers, is it really possible to focus on a large class and imbibe good values to them. But then, by looking at my teachers I realize they do this job every day.
I would really like to appreciate all the efforts and would like to thank all my teachers for being pillars of support and being such an indispensable part of my life.
Thank you!

Last Updated: 3rd September, 2018

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