We often complain about disinterested teachers in government schools. But Tatahir Fatima’s story might change your view.
A head teacher in the government primary Urdu school at Lashkaripur village in Bihar, Fatima didn’t take a leave even on her wedding day.
She tied the knot on April 9 evening, but before the ceremony, she went to school and took classes.
Not only that, she even took classes on her Bidai (ceremonial send-off of the bride) day.
The school has only four teachers and a total of about 145 students. There are three classrooms and no library, playground, computers, or medical aid. Fatima said
“I didn’t like the idea of taking long leave for my marriage as my priority has been to teach my students.”
For her dedication, she has earned appreciation from every quarter.
Saran’s district education officer (DEO) C.K.P. Yadav said, “This is certainly a praiseworthy step, which must get wide appreciation.”