The children were asked to applaud the Statement.
The teachers were upset and gheraoed the Principal, thereby confirming his statement.
Instead of feeling sorry for not being punctual the teachers say that the Principal should not have ridiculed them in Public view.
If , as a Teacher, you do not behave properly in Public as befits a Teacher, you deserve to be reprimanded in Public.
Character and Discipline are the hall-mark of a Teacher, not trade unionism.
A day after the national inter college felicitated its teachers on the occasion of Teachers day, it was ridicule and humiliation that they got to face at the hands of the college principal Uma Shankar Singh. Teachers were not only ridiculed by principal but also referred to as a “blot” for a fault as negligible as turning up late. While this could have still been tolerated by teachers, what agitated them to the hilt was the fact that principal asked the students to applaud his “objectionable” comments and it all happened in the full view of the morning assembly.
What followed were unruly scenes at the college campus. Not only the teachers took offence of the principal’s comments and got agitated, students too got involved and started stone-pelting. The tension could be defused only after the police was called.
It all began at the morning assembly, right after the prayer session was over and before students could sing the national anthem. As soon as the students were asked to stand-in-ease, principal of the college Uma Shankar Singh got hold of the mike and started addressing the teachers who were seen entering the college gate as a “blot”. He announced on the mike, “yeh hain kalank number ek…taali baja kar inka swagat kijiye (here comes the blot on the college…welcome him).”
- On Teachers’ Day (cleanboard.wordpress.com)