Himachal Officer Finds Time To Teach Govt School Students On Sundays, Holidays

Having made the cut of stiff competition to land a prestigious job with the Himachal government has not made Yashpal Parmar forget his humble roots. Serving as a Block Development Officer (BDO) at Touni Devi in Hamirpur district, the young officer volunteers to teach young children of the area on Sundays and holidays.

The classes held are not compulsory but only those children attend who are willing. The children attending describe it as the class of Knowledge. Many parents have also encouraged their children to attend the extra class being taken by this officer.

Setting an example, Yashpal’s son is also studying at the same government school, which is a rare feat.

Everyone in the area is widely appreciating this government officer. Yashpal ,  not only known for his good  official work but  also for this wonderful social work.  It is a unique start by the government high official to encourage the public to send their children in government schools, by uplifting the slandered of these schools.

He works as a Block Development Officer during the working day, but on Sundays or other holidays, he becomes a teacher for children.  He said about school students, “They are learning how to become good citizens, lesson about universal brotherhood and about how to help each other.” He said that only those children attend these classes, who are interested and their parents allow them for it.

Talking to Hill Post Yashpal said, “everybody talks about the shortcomings  of the society but don’t contribute a bit for its eradication. I take it as my responsibility to give back the society so as to bring up the best out of it. I took the initiative and started the work to do this job from 10 am to 1 pm on each holiday in a school here.”

Yashpal himself was educated at Navodya Vidyalya, Hamirpur. “To prove that government schools do impart good education, my son also regularly attends a government school,” he said..

Arvind Sharma is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 20 years of experience. He has worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhasker, Vir Partap, Ajit and PTI. In 2010, he was conferred the Himachal Kesri journalism award. He reports on the Tibetan Government in Exile, politics, sports, tourism and other topics. He lives in Dharamshala.

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