Teachers are important not only to open the student’s mind to the curriculum but also to experience an entire world. A good teacher can make all the difference in a student’s life and future.
Some teachers are often beyond the call of their duty to make education better and fun for their students. We list some such teachers in India who have gone beyond their paths to help their students.
Kashmir (indicative photo)A math teacher living in Kashmir, Munir wakes up at 4:30 am these days, drives along a whiteboard stand in the Old Town area of Srinagar and covers 500 meters of green forest.
Here, he holds an ‘open-air’ mathematics class, which attracts many students in and around the city. Classes are held at the beginning of the day so that students can return home before the bright sunlight.
Alam, who has been teaching for over 20 years, also runs a coaching institute called ‘Gash – The Light of Knowledge’, which has not been operationalized due to coronavirus induced lockdown.
Although he tried to take his classes at his place, this was not possible due to several batches. Therefore, they adopted this open-air system, where children can bring their own chairs or rocks.
Murali Krishnan, who is called Madhu, is an assistant section officer at the secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, offering free PSC training classes to students.
In 1995, Murali passed the PSC exam and took up the job of a lower division clerk in a government library in the city. However, two of his friends did not clear the exam. He has since started taking these classes after work.
It was due to his efforts that both of his friends passed the examination. Soon Murali was motivating more students for government jobs. In the last 25 years, he has helped more than 5,000 students take the PSC exam for free.
Now, due to the obstacles posed by the epidemic, he has created a YouTube channel called ‘Future College Online’ and is uploading videos of topics related to PSC with the help of his students.
Praveen Singh Jadeja
Dahod district of Gujarat, 60 out of 87 students of class 3-5 in the local primary school do not have internet facility. As a result, taking classes online during the epidemic was impossible. But an elementary school teacher changed the scenario.
Meet 43-year-old Praveen Singh Jadeja, who is taking classes for seven children of Class 3 using his smartphone, which broadcasts DD Girnar’s YouTube channel in a ‘home learning program’, which was uninterrupted by the state government during lockdown To ensure classes were also launched.
During these classes, Jadeja makes a point to stop and interesting the students with questions and activities. He also gives them homework to keep them up to date.
Jadeja is one of the 30 teachers in the district who have come out of duty to conduct classes for their students.
A policeman by profession, Vinod Dixit commanded a teacher for a boy during the lockdown. Vinod met his student while patrolling in a notorious neighbourhood in Indore.
The 12-year-old boy, who aspires to become a policeman, comes from a family who cannot afford tuition.
Therefore, the station house officer teaches boy mathematics and English to help him achieve his dream.
Do you also have a teacher who has changed your life?