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Anchoring Script for Teachers' Day [With PDF]

In this article, you will learn how to write an anchoring script for teachers' day celebrations.

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Welcome Speech

Teachers' day is celebrated in India on the 5th of September every year. It is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of the birthday of India's first vice-president and second president, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. On this day, students all over the country honour their teachers and celebrate them. An event for teachers' day in a school or college would typically have singing and dancing performances by the students. 

It is important for an anchor hosting the event to start the program with a fitting quote, a poem or some famous saying so that he or she can immediately capture the attention of the audience. For an event on the occasion of teachers' day, quotes on the topic of teachers, student-teacher relationships, learning, and gratitude can be great. Choosing a good quotation and then following it up with a good welcome speech can help an anchor kick start the event. 

A welcome speech for an event on teachers' day can be something like this:

American philosopher Sidney Hook once said: "Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."

Hello and a warm good morning/ good afternoon/ good evening to our respected teachers and dear students. Today is 5th September, the birth anniversary of our former president, Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. Dr Radhakrishnan was not just an eminent politician but also a great teacher.

It was his wish that instead of celebrating his birthday, may this day be celebrated as Teachers' Day to honour our beloved teachers. Without teachers, life would have no class. Without teachers, we wouldn't be where we are today. So, today, with an extremely grateful heart, I, on behalf of all the students of [school/ college name], would like to thank our teachers for teaching us, helping us learn and grow and always guiding us. Thank you.

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Lamp Lighting

"On this beautiful occasion, our students have prepared several amazing performances for our teachers to enjoy. But before that, I would like to invite our respected Principal Sir/Ma'am to please come up on the stage and light the ceremonial lamp. Please give him/her a round of applause. Thank you."

"There is no darkness so dense, so menacing, or so difficult that it cannot be overcome by light." - Vern P. Stanfill

"Thank you, Sir/Ma'am. May Maa Saraswati bless us all. Thank you. Please take your seat. Everyone, please give him/her a huge round of applause."

Presenting a Poem

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost 

"Poetry is one of the greatest forms of expression. Today, one of our very talented students, [student's name], is going to recite a beautiful self-written poem in honour of our teachers. The poem expresses our gratitude and thankfulness towards our beloved teachers. Let's welcome him/ her on the stage with a huge round of applause. Thank you."

After the recital:

"That was so beautiful, [student's name]. You wrote it so beautifully. Thank you so much. You may now take your seat. Can we have a huge round of applause for him/ her?" 

Musical Performance

 Victor Hugo once truly said, "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent"

"Music is indeed capable of expressing our heart and our most sincere emotions. Now, it is time for a melodious performance by our classically trained duo, [name 1] and [name 2]. They are going to play the sitar and sing Raga Bhatiyar. Let's welcome them with a huge round of applause."

After the performance:

"Wow! That was surreal! I am spellbound! That was amazing! Thank you [name 1] and [name 2] for such a beautiful performance. You may now take your seats. Everyone, please give these talented students a huge round of applause. Thank you."

"Where words fail, music speaks." - Hans Christian Anderson

"Our next performer is not just a soulful singer but he/ she also writes and composes his/ her own songs. And today, he/ she is going to perform a beautiful self-written song. Let's welcome our next performer, [student's name], with a huge round of applause. Thank you."

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After the performance:

"[Student's name], you are indeed extremely talented! I am in awe! That was a beautiful song and what a perfect tune to accompany it. Thank you for such an amazing performance. Everyone, please give him/ her a huge round of applause. Thank you."

Skit

"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts…" - William Shakespeare 

"Now, students from class [x] are going to perform a skit based on the play, [play name], by Rabindranath Tagore. They have been practising diligently for weeks. I am really excited to see this performance! Let us put our hands together and welcome them on the stage with a huge round of applause. Thank you."

After the performance:

"Oh, that was a wonderful performance! You all nailed it. Especially the role of [character name], it was amazing! Thank you for such a brilliant performance. Everyone, please give these talented kids a huge round of applause!" 

Dance Performance

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche once said, "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."  

"What is a celebration without dance? Now, our students of class [x] are going to present a classical Bharatnatyam dance performance. Bharatnatyam originated in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The dance form was often used to express devotion to the Gods in temples as well as to portray religious stories. It has now evolved into a brilliant dance form full of technique and grace. Our students today are not only going to show you the traditional side of Bharatnatyam but also a more modern, fusion side of it. Let's put our hands together and welcome them on the stage."

After the performance:

"Oh my God! Wow! What a beautiful performance! Indeed graceful and brilliant. Let's give them a huge round of applause! Thank you so much guys, for such an amazing performance. You may now take your seats."

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"It is now time for some Bollywood masala performance! Now, students from classes [x], [y] and [z] are going to present a modern Bollywood dance mashup. Let's put our hands together and welcome them on the stage! Thank you."

After the performance:

"That was amazing! What a great performance! You all did a brilliant job! Thank you so much. Everyone, please give them a huge round of applause!" 

The anchor can similarly welcome different performers on the stage and carry on with the event.

After the last performance:

"What a graceful performance by our juniors. They did so well. Please give them a huge round of applause."

Requesting the Principal/Head Teacher to Say a Few Words

"Those were all the performances we had prepared for you, our beloved teachers. We hope that you enjoyed watching them. I would now like to request our respected principal sir/ ma'am to please come up on the stage and say a few words. Thank you."

After the speech:

"Thank you, Sir/ Ma'am. Your words always inspire and encourage us. Thank you. Everyone, please give him/ her a huge round of applause. Thank you."

End of the Event 

"The most beautiful moments always seem to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible." - E.A. Bucchianeri

"With that, we have now come to the conclusion of the event. But even after this event ends, what will always remain is our love, our gratitude and our sincerity towards our beloved teachers. It is because of your dedication and commitment to our growth that we have become so capable and responsible today. A heartfelt thank you to all our teachers. Thank you. Also, a huge thank you to our organisers, staff members and students without whose help this event wouldn't have been possible. Thank you. 

Thank you, everyone. Have a great day/night."

Note: This is a sample script meant to provide you with a basic idea of how to write an anchoring script for an event on the occasion of teachers' day. Feel free to use this script and edit it as per your needs. 

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