TEACHERS AFFILIATED with the Madhya Pradesh Shikshak Sangh have decided not to boycott functions related to Teacher’s Day on September 5. President Hemlata Jain and general secretary Vijay Kumar Singh of the Shikshak Sangh have appealed to teachers to participate in simple and dignified programmes organised on the day.
Saying that incidents like Ujjain were indicative of breaking relationship between students and teachers and the apathetic attitude of the State Government towards this, the Sangh has said taking effective steps to curb the trend and providing teachers a respectful place in society will be the best tribute to Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on whose birth anniversary the day is celebrated. Boycotting the day would hardly be a suitable step, the Sangh has added.
In a release issued here, the Sangh said if some person, students or institutions want to express their respect to teachers, teachers should accept it in dignified manner.
The Shikshak Sangh also decided to organise condolence to pay tributes at various places as a mark of respect to Prof H S Sabharwal.
The organisation has expressed deep concern over the violence against teachers and expressed hope that Government will effectively curb the trend.