Former headmaster to construct classrooms with the help of NGO
MYSORE: It was an occasion that teachers and students would cherish for some time to come. For, it was Teachers’ Day with a difference: roles were reversed. Students organised cultural programmes and teachers took part in it, going back in time to their childhood days.
Conducted by the students of Government Pre-University College for Girls at People’s Park, the show was a resounding success and won the admiration of the teachers who were overcome by emotion with their students’ gesture. The entire college wore a festive look for which preparations were made days in advance.
While teachers occupied the benches, students donned the role of judges and gave away prizes to those who excelled in singing and games competitions.
There was another surprise in store when principal P.T. Ashok informed the gathering that a retired headmaster of the institute, Seetharam Rao, had taken the initiative to construct a few spacious classrooms with the help of a U.S.-based NGO, in which he and his family members were involved. Students greeted the news with loud applause as classes were held outdoors or they had to share classrooms with others.
Incidentally, the Government-run school is in a pathetic state and functions in “shifts” like a factory. But good times are ahead as the bhoomi puja for the new classrooms will be performed on September 6 by Mr. Rao through the NGO OSAAT (One school at a time).