Chaupal Classes To Inter College: The Saga Of A Teacher's Dedication
Another news that sheds light on the hard work of a noble profession and the unending determination of an enthusiast! Keshav Saran has become an inspiration to all. Starting from a 'chaupal' till setting up of an intermediate college is not something usual. Keshav Saran a septuagenarian has proved years of struggle and dedication which will certainly bring a great change in all the 1320 students studying. He started his career as a teacher in Kharadia village, Swar Tehsil in Adult Education Centre. This inspirational journey began when he decided to conduct classes at a village 'chaupal' in Rampur. He initially started with five or six children; class strength grew up to 150 within few months. This overwhelming response motivated him to develop the 'chaupal' class to a formal school; which was built on his 4 acres of agricultural land in 1975 and received junior high school recognition.
As mentioned in PTI, "He started off with five or six children but the word of mouth popularised the classes and within a span of few months the strength of his class rose to 150. Encouraged by the response, he developed the 'chaupal' classes into a formal school, built on his 4 acres of agricultural land in 1975 which also received a junior high school recognition."
Along with his dedication, his children were also a part of the initiative. In 2009, the school received inter college recognition; with a total of 21 other teaching staff members.
This year 450 candidates will appear for class X and XII examinations. Currently 1,320 students are enrolled in the school, including 670 girls.
PTI reports state that, "With a trace of pride, he said his students were gaining admission in prestigious institutes in the state and across the country for higher education. Saran hopes to upgrade his inter college into a degree college soon." "My institute would attract students from bigger cities too as the fees here would remain nominal despite the services of the highly-qualified teaching staff," he said. Acting District Magistrate M P Singh lauded Saran's efforts, saying the students should take inspiration from him and impart education to other children in the village.
As a tribute to the long years of Saran's struggle and dedication, it was named Keshav Inter College.
(With Inputs From PTI)
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