A teacher from Bihar won people’s hearts by chipping in with a touching gesture. He stepped forward to help one of his students from an economically backward section of the society who couldn’t afford education fee. A post by Humans of Bombay went viral on social media, which told how the teacher supported one of his financially weaker students to continue his education.
Initially, when the student couldn’t afford to buy notebooks, rough notes, pens, pencils and other stationery items, the teacher would help him by buying those things for him so that he could listen to the class by taking proper notes.
But, when the boy’s financial condition went from bad to worse, the school teacher still paid his school fee in the hope that the boy would achieve the dream of becoming a doctor. The teacher played a big part in the boy’s life and the boy touched the pinnacle of success as he became a doctor today!
“I used to be a primary school teacher in my village in Bihar. I remember one of my students in particular — a small boy from a very poor family. He was very intelligent and eager to learn, but his parents couldn’t afford any school supplies for him — he didn’t have books to write in or a uniform to wear. My heart really went out to him, so I decided to pay for his books, pens, bag and uniform from my own salary.
Over the years, when his family’s financial situation worsened and he was on the brink of being pulled out of school, I started paying his school fees as well. It wasn’t that I was well off either, but I had enough to feed my family and meet our needs. I didn’t see the point of saving anything for the future, when I had the power to help him in the present…so why would I even think twice about that?
After school, we remained in touch.
He managed to take out a loan for his college fees…his mind was set on becoming a doctor. Whenever he called, I would tell him to remember me if he ever needs anything, but he found a way to manage everything — he was working on the side while studying and made enough money to buy all his study materials.
Today, he’s a doctor — all his efforts have finally paid off and my heart bursts with pride to call him my student. He still calls every other week to check on me and comes to visit me in our village, even though he has so much work in the city! I’ve watched him grow from a school boy with nothing, to a successful doctor and just being a part of his journey makes me feel like I’ve lived a full life…a complete life,” the teacher gleefully wrote according to a Facebook post- Humans of Bombay.