Today 5th September is World Teachers Day.
In Indian culture, teachers (Guru) have paramount place as far as respect and regard is concerned.
This is demonstrated aptly by this doha (presumably by Kabir)
गुरु गोविंद दोऊ खड़े , काके लागूं पाए
बलिहारी गुरु आप की, गोविंद डयो बताये
Guru Govind dou khaDe, kake laagooN paaye
Balihari guru aap ki, Govind dayo bataaye.
[I find my teacher and my God both standing in front of me, I am at a loss as to whom should I offer my respect first. Then I realized it was my teacher who taught me every thing about my God, so I proceeded and offered my respect to him first.]
Those of us who care must think about it now.