Friday 5 September 2014

Teachers Day

My greetings to all teachers on Teachers Day !

I was myself a teacher in a village school near Allahabad from 1968 to 1970. I taught science and maths. My salary then was Rs. 80 per month basic and Rs. 40 dearness allowance, i.e. total Rs.120 per month.

Since I was a bachelor then this was sufficient for my needs. I lived in a kuchcha hut, and the school building too was kuchcha.  There were no pucca roads too near the village. There was no electricity in the village. I used to give free tuition to the village schoolboys in the night in the light of a lantern.

But all this was a long time back when I was a very young man ( I was born in 1946)and I remembered it only on realizing it was Teachers Day.


  1. "Gurur Brahma Gurur Vishnu
    Gurur Devo Maheshhwarah
    Guru Shakshat Para Brahma
    Tasmai Shri Guruve Namah"
    Thanks for your illuminating and thought provoking blogs sir. We are learning a lot from you. Happy Teachers Day.

  2. Inspiring writing from such a Honorable soul. I only wish many read your FB and this blog sir.

  3. I was faculty of Gemology and diamond grading, I must say lots of patience is required to be a teacher.

    No future exists without a teacher.