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Special occasion: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy interacting with a newly wed couple at a mass marriage programme at Murugha Math in Chitradurga on Wednesday.
Special occasion: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy interacting with a newly wed couple at a mass marriage programme at Murugha Math in Chitradurga on Wednesday.

Staff Correspondent

Maintain the respect you have in society, says Chief Minister

11 teachers felicitated for good work

Teachers asked not bring pressure for transfers

Chitradurga: Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy has taken exception to the generalised criticism of teachers following unacceptable behaviour by a few. Speaking at the Teachers’ Day celebrations and mass marriage programme organised at the Murugha Math here on Wednesday, he said, “Teachers must realise they have the highest respect among the people, and all their efforts should be focussed on maintaining it.”

‘Be apolitical’

He also appealed to teachers to refrain from identifying with any political party and focus more student welfare. Supporting teachers with regard to transfers, he said several teachers, particularly women and the disabled, faced tremendous difficulty when transferred to far-flung areas. He urged officials to accord importance to humanitarian grounds while transferring them.

However, he urged teachers not to bring political pressure on officials for seeking transfers to places of their choice.

He said that during his Janata Darshan programmes he had met several teachers and had understood their problems. “I know the problems of teachers, and the Government is making sincere efforts to redress them,” he said.

Claiming that the Government had done a lot to uplift educational standards, he said it had sanctioned the establishment of 1,000 high schools and 500 PU colleges, besides approving 180 first grade colleges.

To encourage education of girls, the Government was providing free education for them till the college level, he said.

He said every year the birthday of the former president Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was marked not only to remember his contribution to the teaching community, but also to instil his principles in each one of them.

Wishing over 40 couples who entered wedlock a happy married life, the Chief Minister commended the work of the Murugha Math stating that the it had rendered selfless service in helping the deprived sections of society.

On the occasion, he felicitated 11 teachers of the district for exceptional work.

Murugha Math seer Shivamurthy Murughaswami, and Deputy Commissioner Amlan Aditya Biswas were present.

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