Being a teacher is an enormous challenge! It is more than just pens and textbooks. It takes patience, passion, resilience, a mammoth sense of commitment and definitely a lot of motivation! Our childhoods are made memorable by the remarkable contributions that our teachers make. Be it supporting us enthusiastically when we come up with a wild idea, or honing and developing our talent, teachers play multiple roles in our lives. We must embrace this as an even bigger job than just an educator — they are social workers, our friends, mentors, and surrogate parents. As a salute to all that they do in shaping lives, Sony YAY! brings season 2 of their flagship Teacher’s Day initiative, Heroes Behind the Heroes!  

Building on the success of season one, this season of the acclaimed initiative will continue to celebrate distinguished names and champions who believed in our role models, putting in all their energies to train and coach them.

This year, the channel acknowledged Sania Mirza, a world renowned Indian tennis player and a former world No. 1 in the doubles discipline. She has also established a tennis academy in Hyderabad, providing world class tennis training to Indian tennis players and aspirants to meet a greater national responsibility towards the game and its players.

Ace choreographer Terence Lewis, who has choreographed various Bollywood films and musicals, stage shows, ads and music videos. Terence Lewis Professional Training Institute and the Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company, widely-acknowledged as the country’s most popular and reputed dance organizations are run by him and foster creative excellence in the talented, enthusiastic dancer, raising the standards of dance in India and beyond.

Director Subhash Ghai, Indian film director, producer and screenwriter, known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema and the Founder of Whistling Woods International film and media institution.

Kailash Satyarthi, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and a member of a UNESCO body established with the goal of providing “Education for All”.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan Bangash, an eminent Indian Sarod player, who has taken the musical instrument to great heights.

Season 2 grows from the success and positive response that Heroes Behind the Heroes Season 1 saw. Heroes Behind the Heroes 2017 saw our YAYtoons visiting renowned names like Anupam Kher, Shaheen Mistri and Shiamak Davar and cheering them for all their efforts. Apart from the above. Pandit Birju Maharaj and Mahavir Singh Phogat were felicitated too.

Behind many successful adults is a teacher that helped contribute and shape those students’ foundations for the future and thanking each one of them, everywhere is what Heroes Behind the Heroes stands for!

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