Chhattisgarh teacher gets massage from students, video goes viral
Video of a teacher getting body massage from three Class 10 students in a Chhattisgarh school went viral on Tuesday.india Updated: Aug 30, 2016 22:39 IST
Video of a teacher getting body massage from three Class 10 students in a Chhattisgarh school went viral on Tuesday.
The 20-day-old video shot at Tumla Higher Secondary school of Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur district surfaced on social media landing the teacher Anup Minj in trouble.
Minj had initially asked one of his colleagues named Mathur to massage his head, back and legs as he was ‘not feeling well’, who later delegated the task to the Class 10 students when they went to the staff room to submit their assignments.
“I was very ill that day. I didn’t call any children. I requested one of our staff Mathur Sir to give me massage. He gave me massage. He called two-three students and asked them to give me massage. They were students of class 10. This took place 20 days ago,” Minj said.
I was suffering from fever & body pain. I did not force students, they did it intentionally: Teacher Anup Minj pic.twitter.com/fA0hgHeV5g— ANI (@ANI_news) August 30, 2016
WATCH: Class 10th students give foot massage to Govt school teacher in Jashpur(Chhattisgarh) (27.8.16)https://t.co/bTzxBu3YQN— ANI (@ANI_news) August 30, 2016
Mathur said Minj was suffering from cough, cold and body ache and had asked for a body massage.
“As I was too heavy for him, I asked two kids who were loitering around to give massage with their feet. As it was disrespectful for students to use their feet to massage a teacher, they massaged with their hands,” Mathur said.
Mathur video taped the incident for ‘fun’ and expressed shock as to how it went viral.
“It’s not the students’ fault. It’s my fault. There are many good things here which do not become viral, but these small things get viral,” he added.
Block education officer L P Dahire promised to take action. “If this is found to be true, then action will be taken,” Dahire said.
One of the students said Minj was extremely ill, adding, they gave him massage out of respect.
“The teacher was extremely ill. Mathur Sir asked us to give massage to Minj Sir. We had come here to get our copies checked, but when Mathur Sir asked us to give massage to Minj Sir, we also gave massage since he is our teacher,” said the student.