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Teachers Day Spl: Uttarakhand Teachers Who Inspired, and Changed Lives of Villagers

India | News18 | September 5, 2019, 10:07 am
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 In a state where more than 70 per cent of the area is rural, running government school is not an easy task. Teachers have to work in inaccessible areas and only the lucky ones get transferred to schools located in city areas that are more accessible. However, there are also those like Sumitra Farswan who chose to work in remote schools. The principal of the Kiruli government school in Chamoli district, Sumitra has been chosen for Governor’s award this year. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In a state where more than 70 per cent of the area is rural, running government school is not an easy task. Teachers have to work in inaccessible areas and only the lucky ones get transferred to schools located in city areas that are more accessible. However, there are also those like Sumitra Farswan who chose to work in remote schools. The principal of the Kiruli government school in Chamoli district, Sumitra has been chosen for Governor’s award this year. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 In her three-decade-long career as a teacher, Sumitra received an emotional farewell four years ago when she was shifted from Digoli village where she was a teacher for 13 straight years. (Image: Special Arrangement)

In her three-decade-long career as a teacher, Sumitra received an emotional farewell four years ago when she was shifted from Digoli village where she was a teacher for 13 straight years. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 In an age when the value of education has become commercialized, teachers like Ashish Dangwal are a rare phenomenon. A government school teacher in Uttarakhand, Ashish became an overnight sensation after he received an emotional farewell by the villagers and students of a remote Uttarkashi village where he was posted three years back.<br /><br />In this photo, students are seen bidding an emotional goodbye to their teacher Ashish Dangwal in Uttarakhand.(Image: Special Arrangement)

In an age when the value of education has become commercialized, teachers like Ashish Dangwal are a rare phenomenon. A government school teacher in Uttarakhand, Ashish became an overnight sensation after he received an emotional farewell by the villagers and students of a remote Uttarkashi village where he was posted three years back.

In this photo, students are seen bidding an emotional goodbye to their teacher Ashish Dangwal in Uttarakhand.(Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Ashish is seen being embraced by many people who came to bid adieu to their favourite teacher. The entire village seemed to be grieving to see Ashish leave. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Ashish is seen being embraced by many people who came to bid adieu to their favourite teacher. The entire village seemed to be grieving to see Ashish leave. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Not many teachers prefer to teach in the remote village school, and perhaps this is the reason why the transfer of teachers has become somewhat an issue in the hill state. Ashish, however, was of a different opinion. In this photo, a villagers is seen embracing Ashish. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Not many teachers prefer to teach in the remote village school, and perhaps this is the reason why the transfer of teachers has become somewhat an issue in the hill state. Ashish, however, was of a different opinion. In this photo, a villagers is seen embracing Ashish. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Ashish Dangwal bows down in front of a villager during his farewell. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Ashish Dangwal bows down in front of a villager during his farewell. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Diwakar Rawat, who taught UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, retired as a principal from a semi-government school in Rishikesh on (August 31). (Image: Special Arrangement)

Diwakar Rawat, who taught UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, retired as a principal from a semi-government school in Rishikesh on (August 31). (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Diwakar hardly took any leave during the 38 years that he served as a teacher. The recipient of the President’s award, Diwakar’s eyes become moist every time he recalls the day he retired. “The students were hugging me and not letting me go. I still want to serve in the school” he said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Diwakar hardly took any leave during the 38 years that he served as a teacher. The recipient of the President’s award, Diwakar’s eyes become moist every time he recalls the day he retired. “The students were hugging me and not letting me go. I still want to serve in the school” he said. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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