Teachers are God’s gift to us. We have teachers at all levels, whether you are young or old, professional or non-professional. We consider our parents as our first teacher. Even a small child at some stage in our life can be taught us a lesson. To acknowledge his teacher’s work, a COVID-19 recovered senior citizen ‘Cadbury Joe’ ran five kilometres. Nevertheless, Joe completed the race with the display of his teacher’s name on the placard.
A 40 times marathon runner, Joseph D’Souza(68) on the occasion of the Teacher’s Day ran 5 Kms along with his other colleagues displaying “Thank You, Teachers”. D’Souza fondly known as Cadbury Joe said, “We started from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Road (Mira Bhayandar Highway) near Deepak Hospital at 7:30 am and ran till Brand Factory Showroom at Pleasant Park. From there, we had taken a U-turn and returned through Azad Nagar Police Chowky and end the race at 8:30 am.”
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D’Souza, who recently recovered from Coronavirus infection said, “In July, I was infected with the COVID-19. I underwent test after my neighbour found positive. However, that has not stopped me from running the race. Significantly, it boosts my confidence to the next level and I decided to complete. I tributed this mini-marathon to teachers of all level, professional or non-professional.
Along with this COVID-19 recovered senior, his colleagues Dr Dnyaneshwar Halnor, Suraj Fernandes and Vivek Mulye participated in this Cyruns Virtual Challenges Teacher’s Day Run.
“I’m grateful for my teacher Ashok Jain. Significantly, I learnt from him how to manage and collaborate works of the different department in MNC. I owe to this great soul for his motivation and inspiration,” said D’Souza.
“As they help student, May the Lord give them grace. Give them the courage to say what needs to be said. May God bless them with tools and knowledge on how and when to speak? Love and strength when they feel weak,” This is what, I can pray for my teacher,” urged Joe.