Jharkhand man who taught for free seeks a help: Job for son
A man, who taught at a government-funded school for 14 years for free, approached state labour minister Raj Paliwar on Wednesday, seeking a job for his son in return for his services.ranchi Updated: Apr 07, 2016 13:46 IST
A man, who taught at a government-funded school for 14 years for free, approached state labour minister Raj Paliwar on Wednesday, seeking a job for his son in return for his services.
Abdul Hasan Ansari, 62, started teaching at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia High School at Medanda village in Burmu block of Ranchi district in 2002 after knowing about shortage of teachers. A Class 12 pass, Ansari said he had written to the state human resource development department many times for his appointment, at least as an ad hoc teacher, but got no response. He runs his family with donations — Rs 10 to Rs 50 every month — from villagers. “I have served the school for 14 years without getting payments. Since I cannot get a job, I want the state to give a job to my eldest son,” Ansari said. His son, a class 12 pass, also teaches village children with Ansari.
The minister assured Ansari during a janta darbar that he would take up his case with authorities.
Ansari said he had bought textbooks for students many times. “Since I am not financially sound, I got old books photocopied for the students so that their study is not disturbed,” said Ansari, who stays at a thatched house behind the school.
“I don’t want any compensation for my services. The villagers know how much I have worked for the school,” Ansari said.
Burmu block’s village level entrepreneur (VLE) Imam Jafar Pravej said, “Ansari is a popular man in the area for his social work and is a father-figure for the villagers.” VLEs are appointed to ensure delivery of scheme benefits to villagers.