Ferozepur’s Gatti RajoKe village Govt school teachers set an example; to bear education cost of flood affected needy students
Ferozepur, September 5, 2023: It’s a real celebration of Teachers’ Day at border village Government Sr. Secondary School, Gatti Rajo Ke, located just 500 m from the Indo-Pak border, when the entire staff emerged as a beacon of hope amidst the recent devastating floods and opted to bear the education cost of flood affected needy students.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Satinder Singh congratulated the teacher's day adding that in the glorious history of India, the teacher has been given the status of Guru. The relationship between guru and disciple is sacred. The work of a good teacher is not only to increase the literacy rate or to impart book knowledge but also to develop the student physically, mentally, socially and emotionally as a friend, philosopher and guide. Helping to reach by building the character of the child, the teacher makes a valuable contribution to make him a good person and his bright future.
Added here, due to heavy rains in the past and further release of water from Bhakra Dam and Hari Ke and Hussainiwala Headworks, around 50 villages were affected with floods damaging the standing crop, roads, and kachha houses in the area. The border village Govt Sr. Secondary School was also flooded with water.
Today, when all the 26 hard working teachers of the school were honoured by Dr.Satinder Singh, Principal and National Awardee, announced to bear the cost of education of flood affected needy students of the school, by adopting the students by all the teachers.
Recognising the paramount importance of continuing education for 780 students, despite the challenges posed by the natural disaster, Principal Dr.Satinder Singh along with the entire staff, students and villagers made special efforts to bring on line the school working as usual, by arranging heavy damage caused to the school due to floods within in a week.
Dr.Satinder Singh said, in the coming days, due to damage of crops, the poor 200 students won’t be able pay the Board exam fee of Rs.1600 and today each teacher of the school has offered to opt two-three students to bear their education cost and I hope to collect around Rs.1 lac from my staff.
On this occasion, school students also presented an effective cultural program showing the importance of Teacher's Day. In honour of the teachers, the students presented heart-warming greeting cards and posters to the teachers.
The organizers of the event, Shaheed Bhagat Singh House in-charge Priyanka Joshi and Vishal Gupta, highlighted the importance of National Teachers' Day in detail. The responsibility of conducting the stage was well performed by teachers Amarjit Kaur.
School staff Tejinder Singh Lecturer, Mrs. Gurpreet Kaur, Priyanka Joshi, Balwinder Kaur Lecturer, Geeta, Mahima Kashap, Vijay Bharti, Pritpal Singh, Sandeep Kumar Mandeep Singh, Vishal Gupta, Arun Kumar, Amarjeet Kaur, Devinder Kumar, Praveen Bala, Saruchi Mehta, Suchi Jain, Shweta Arora, Baljit Kaur, Miss Nancy, Mrs. Kanchan Bala, Neha Kamra, Jaspal Singh and Rajni were specially honored with certificates of appreciation.