Parents are our first teachers and the fact is known to every one. They educate us since the day we are born and this education is caressed by love and care which makes it more effective.
My best teacher and inspiration has always been my mother. She didn't only teach me to be calm, patient but also to achieve success by becoming worthy of it. I remember, from the very day I could remember, I never saw her anger. She was too calm and patiently handled all the things - from feeding us to teaching us, from awakening us to playing with us. I still couldn't believe the way she used to manage house, we never encountered any shortage. Whatever our demands used to be she fulfilled every. She taught us values, morals, about our culture, about our Vedas and even our subjects whether it was English or Mathematics; I still wonder her knowledge about everything.
I remember the day she enforced a rule in our house to speak in English from 9pm till the time we sleep. The first day, I was quite nervous as I was in second standard and wasn't that good as my sisters and my parents. I kept quiet all the time. Then she called and said," For how many days are you going to keep yourself quiet? If this situation comes when you are alone how will you face it? It's better that you start preparing yourself from today so that you become used to it and it may not leave you in fear anymore." Later on I became the national level orator at school level just because of that advice.
That was the day whenever I felt that an obstacle is there I remembered to face it rather than hiding myself.
She was the lady who told my teacher to make me stand in front of mike to recite a poem on the first day of my school. And certainly the result was that the stage fear never arose in me. Today I can easily face the audience during my shows.
Such great is my first and best teacher. I am grateful to her and will always be.
Let's enlighten paths with the ray of knowledge.