Speech Writing– Learn more about it.
Activity Sheet No. 1
Q. Write a speech on Teacher’s Day.
Speech on Teacher’s Day,
Good morning to one and all and my greetings to all my respected teachers. Honourable chairperson, the Principal of our college, Mr./Mrs ……….., respected teachers and my dear friends. Today is an auspicious occasion to honour and acknowledge the contributions and hard work of teachers who mould the students into the future citizens. Guru Pournima is also celebrated to express our gratitude towards our Gurus.
Friends! Can you tell why 5th September is celebrated as Teacher’s Day? Yes, it is celebrated throughout the country since the year 1962 on the birth anniversary of Dr.Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of free India. He was born on 5th September 1888 at Tiruttani, in Tamil Nadu State. He was a great philosopher, educationist and a teacher by profession. When he became the second President of India, few of his students requested him to let them to celebrate his birthday on 5th September. On this request, he asked them to celebrate his birthday as Teacher’s Day and not just as birthday. Ever since this day is celebrated as Teacher’s Day every year.
Our education begins at home. Mother is our prime teacher. As we grow and meet different people, we learn many things from them. Everyone around us teaches us something. Experiences and mistakes are also our great teachers.
In olden times, there was Gurukul System of teaching where the students left their homes to stay with the sages in the forest for years. It was called Bramhacharyashram(one of the four ashrams ) After completing the training, the students returned homes. Those sages were worshipped and honoured by the students and their parents like God. Since then a teacher is placed next to God. That’s why it is said,
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Dev, Maheshwara.
Gurur Sakshat, Parbramha.
Tasmai Sri Guruve Namaha.
It means Guru is the Lord himself.Gurus/ teachers are next to God.So,Gurus are worshipped on Guru Pournima.
Teachers are our second parents because they take care of us as parents. They show us right path as the beacon light. They are like candles who spend their whole life in giving light to the students. They are always with us whenever we are in trouble whether it is academic or personal. They are the nation builders. They guide and shape the destiny of students. Teachers teach us to become better human beings. Sometimes, teachers scold us but there is their love and affection towards us behind their scolding. They scold us for our betterment. Teacher is the profession that creates all the professions like doctor, engineer, advocate, Chartered accountant and so on.
Teachers like Dr. Radhakrishnan, Sane Guruji and Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam are some of the renowned names that have given meaning to the world of teachers. In mythology we find many examples of Gurus and disciples such as Dronacharya and Eklavya, Sandipani and Shrikrishna etc. Eklavya is known as an ideal student.When Guru Dronacharya refused to teach archery to Eklavya because he was Shudra,(because Shudra was considered as the lowest category in the society at that time.) Eklavya built the mud idol /statue of Dronacharya and practised archery before it and became the skilled archer equalled to Arjun.
On seeing the skill of Eklavya in archery, Guru Dronacharya was astonished. He asked for Eklavya’s right thumb as Guru Dakshina because he didn’t want Eklavya to excel/exceed/surpass Arjun. And without thinking so much, Eklavya cut off his right thumb and put it at the feet of his Guru. It shows his reverence/honour/respect towards his Guru. Eklavya still continued to practise archery with the forefingers and middle fingers and remains as an example of an ideal student till today. We should also keep Eklavya as a role model before us and gain the knowledge. We should concentrate on our target like Eklavya.
Today, we are living in the age of science and technology. We learn many things through various apps. We get vast knowledge through internet but as per my opinion, no one can replace the teachers because teachers not only give us knowledge but also shape our personality by teaching many moral lessons. Apart from academic, they stand by us at every step to guide, motivate and inspire us to become good citizens.
We are proud to say that we are being cultivated by the finest gardeners. We pray for their well beings and good health. I would like to express my gratitude towards all teachers for their selfless and dynamic support. We are always grateful to you. I conclude my speech by wishing you.
Happy Teacher’s Day.
Speech written –
Prof. Vaishali Jane.
Activity Sheet No. 2
Q. Write a speech on the topic ‘My Hobby’.
Use the following points:-
|a) Begin with proper format |
b) Explain the term – hobby
c) Give information of your hobby
Speech – My hobby
Honourable chief guest, respected teachers and my dear friends! Today I am going to deliver a speech on the topic ‘my hobby’.
Some things we do because we have to, and we do something because we like to do. Things that attract and sustain our attention spontaneously are our interests. What we do in our free time reveals our interests. They are also called our hobbies. Many people have different hobbies. They develop their hobbies in a specific way. I also have a special hobby. My hobby is reading various books. I like to read novels short stories and dramas. These books give me joy, entertainment as well as knowledge of human relationship. It is true for me that books are very good friends of man. My books are not only my good friends but true guide also.
Friends! Hobbies make man happy. They also remove the tensions and troubles of our life. Hobbies also give us good and healthy entertainment. My hobby of reading helps me to discover the new human values and way of living in a true sense.
So, Friends! Please develop any hobby and enjoy your life happily. With these words I conclude my speech.
Activity Sheet No.3
|Your college has observed Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s birthday (15 October) as the ‘World Students’ Day’. Prepare a speech in about 100 words with the help of the following points. |
1) Importance of the Day
2) Overcoming the challenges in your learning
3) Dr. Kalam’s inspiration to students
4) Your idea of serving India in various capacities.
Honorable president, respected teachers and all my dear friends! I am going to deliver a speech on ‘World Students Day’. Today is the birthday of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s. Friends! Remember this great soul. He is the symbol of great person.
Friends! United Nations Organization recently declared the birth date of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s, 15th October as “World Student Day” as a mark of honour.
Dr. Kalam always encouraged students to do better in life through his writings and speeches. He always believed that educated youth are the pillars of our nation. He said that students are like clay; they can be modified in a way that will make their future bright and meaningful.
Friends! He always said, “If you want to shine like a sun. First burn like a sun.’ My idea of serving India is showing progress in technology, industry, commerce, trade and economics.
With these words, I would like to conclude my speech. Thank you very much.
Activity No. 4
Q. Write a speech on the occasion of Republic Day.
A very good morning and happy Republic Day to everyone. Honourable President, respected guests, respected teachers and my dear friends, today is an auspicious day as we are celebrating 74th Republic Day. Every year we celebrate this day with great zeal and enthusiasm. This is an important national festival.
Friends, Can you tell what is Republic ? Yes,Republic is a kingless form of government that has no monarchy and no hereditary aristocracy. It means the Supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives.
Well, can you tell why it is celebrated on 26th of January? Yes, because our constitution came into force on 26th January 1950. Since then we celebrate this day as the Republic day.
Jahan dal dal par sone ki,chidiya karati hai basera ,Wah Bharat desh hai Mera, wah Bharat desh hai Mera……
Friends ,once our country was described as Golden sparrow because it was very prosperous which was ruled by the British .They looted us and treated us brutally .We, Indians tolerated all injustice for hundred years i.e from 1757 (Battle of Plasey) to 1857(Revolt of 1857) but later on we (Indians)had lost our patience and started agitation against the British in 1857. In the revolt of 1857, the queen of Zanshi i Laxmibai, Tatya Tope, Nanasaheb Peshwa fought with the British. Mangal Pandey became the first Martyr of Indian freedom struggle. Apart from these, many Indian leaders such as Lokmanya Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai, Pt.Nehru fought against the British to break the shackles of slavery. Many revolutionarists such as Swatantryaveer Sawarkar, Netaji Shubhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev, Batukeshwar Datta and so on were imprisoned and hanged to death . Many movements such as Non-cooperation movement (1920),Civil disobedience movement (1930),Quit India movement (1942) were started under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi ,the father of the nation.
Friends, my purpose behind giving these examples is that we got independence with great efforts and sacrifice of the many known and unknown Indians.
Well, though we got independence on 15th August 1947, we didn’t have our own constitution.
What is constitution?Yes,constitution means a set of rules and regulations which is essential for disciplinary adminstration of the government.
Before giving us independence, the cabinet mission was sent in India in 1946.The British challenged us to form/ prepare our own constitution.We accepted their challenge and the work of constitution was begun on 9th December 1946. Dr.Rajendra Prasad was the president of Constitution Committee and Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar was the president of Drafting Committee. He took a lot of efforts for preparing our constitution. That’s why he is called an architect of Indian Constitution. At last our constitution was ready after spending a long period i.e 2 years, 11 months and 18 days. It was approved on 26 th November 1949 and implemented from 26th January 1950.Since then we celebrate 26th January as the Republic day every year.
Well, friends, now we are living in free India, democratic India.Our constitution has given us Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Justice as well as many fundamental rights. But it has also given us some duties and responsibilities. So,while living in this Republic country ,we should not forget the devotion of freedom fighters. As the responsible citizens, we should protect our nation from all the evils and do something great for the betterment of our nation.
Friends, remember , Right and Duty are two sides of the same coin. While fighting for our rights, we should be aware of our own duties too.Whatever work (duty) we have to do, do it honestly, sincerely because Honesty is the best policy. We should do our duties honestly so that our nation will prosper and the sacrifice of the freedom fighters will not go in vain.I conclude my speech by paying my humble tribute to all the known and unknown freedom fighters.
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