Today is Teacher’s Day. This day is dedicated to those important citizens of a society who play a crucial part in shaping its future i.e. teaching its kids.
‘To teach is to touch a life forever’.
No other line can better describe the impact of a teacher in a student’s life. It is a time-proven fact that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instill a love for learning.
Behind every successful Arjun, there is one Dronacharya.
On the eve of Teachers’ Day 2019, we bring to you a heartfelt note penned by Deepika Padukone’s teacher: Dr. Ashley William Joseph, in which he has expressed how proud he is of the ‘Padmaavat’ actress and her achievements in her life.
These are his words,
“A hard worker, simple soul and who knew what she always wanted to do was Deepu. Firstly, I am so proud of the way Deepu has grown up in life and on-screen too. It feels good that one of my students is now India’s superstar.”
“Deepika or Deepu, as I call her, was my student for over 7 years in Bangalore. She was not only a good sportsperson but brilliant on stage too, be it dancing, singing or acting.”
“She was also part of the Sophia Brass Ensemble and Choir which was the best in the country. I can still remember her beautiful Soprano Voice singing in the Choir. I do hope one day I would get to work on her voice again and she brings out her own album.”
“For those who don’t know, Deepu has a lovely elegant voice and I do wish to see her using that singing voice again. As for musical productions, the last one Deepu did with me directing was ‘Fiddler on the Roof’- one of the most famous Broadway productions that was a big hit in Bangalore.”
“Coming from a famous family, Deepika was humble and simple which was such a beautiful trait in her. I am still trying to remember the day when she did not have a smile on her face. Deepu, you have reached the stars, you have achieved it all, remember you do not need to prove anything to anyone, just live your dream and continue reaching for the stars. You are already that beautiful star in the sky.”
Dr. Ashley concluded his letter with the words,
“It is your hard work and dedication that has made you what you are today. As you start this new chapter in your life being married, just remember that the roads are not always smooth, negotiate each curve and the steep climb with love and the utmost care, there is always that happiness in your destination. As your beloved teacher, I will always be there for you, to lend support in whatever way you require.”