Who do we think is responsible for the development of a nation. Teachers are considered divine spirits who invest there lives and build nation by harbouring the dreams of students. Government seems reluctant to look towards the pathetic and grave situation of these nation builders. Parents started ‘No school no fees’ campaign against private schools which has stormed social media with thousands and thousands of suggestions favouring parents as if lockdown has limited its impact and spared the teachers. Parents take there children out of govt. schools and admit them in private schools because the effort put in private schools in incomparable. And during this hard time they have left the teachers to be in catacomb of problems.
Since the lockdown we have been taking classes with more patience, compassion, dedication and caution than ever. Teaching is already an underpaid profession. A teacher who sticks to the ethics and doesn’t tutor to earn extra, lives an underprivileged life. But somehow they struggle to earn their bread and butter and manage to be the respectable citizens. If you ask a teacher what he has earned in his lifetime? He will proudly answer that he’s been able to adorn himself with great honour and respect of students and society. But does that even compensate the invaluable effort they put? Don’t they have expenses like others or are they given the commodities and other essential things cheaper? During this lockdown teachers were not paid and now when nation is planning to escape lockdown, teachers are still clutched tightly in the aftermath of this pandemic. This is a suicidal situation for them. They have nowhere to go and ask for help as the government is already supporting no school no fee without thinking for an alternative to help them.
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We also have families, we too fall ill, our children demand too, we also crave to eat well, we’re also the part of this nation. We don’t deserve to be sleepless thinking of how will the expenses be managed. Our bed does not give comfort anymore rather it seems like a pyre. If the government will not pay attention towards this profession so the day is not far when the teachers who show path of salvation to their students will themselves be falling in depression. When teachers can lift the responsibility of nation’s future so why are they left to die in famine.
Dr. Satyajit Hota
Allons Public School