The following article was written by Prince (G10).
There’s a Thai saying, “Attaching gold leaf to the back of the Buddha statue”, coming from the tradition of attaching the gold leaf to the statue in common merit -making rituals around Thailand. As such, those who decorate the front of the statue would surely be observed by everyone, whereas those who decorate the rear is much less likely to be appreciated, though an equally merit-worthy act. Hence the phrase has become an analogy for those who conduct such good deeds without being truly or wholly appreciated.
Taking the occasion of the particular day, we would like to recognise the unsung heroes: teachers. The very people who sacrifice their time and effort ensuring that their pupils truly mature into adults who will no doubt make an impact in the future.