Good teachers inspire, amaze, enlighten and motivate the younger generations. In different corners of this country, teachers brave all sorts of difficulties to reach and teach children, giving children from these parts a shot at earning a better life for themselves.
The remote corners of Uttarakhand are reeling under torrential rains, but some teachers are overcoming incredible odds and life-threatening situations to reach their respective schools and teach their students. Where would these students be without such teachers?
Earlier this month in a video posted by ANI, Jodh Singh Kunwar, a school teacher in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district, was seen rappelling on a 30-metre-long zip-line to work after a bridge that links two banks fell apart. In the video, the teacher in a maroon shirt and rolled up trousers is receiving assistance from a man as he starts to climb his way across the river with nothing but a blue bag tied to his chest.
With the river below flowing in full force, there was every chance that the teacher’s zip-line might have snapped, plunging him to near-certain death. Thankfully, that did not happen. Watch the vide below:
— ANI (@ANI) July 31, 2018
It is not just Singh, other teachers of the government school in Danibagad have also taken this path.
Two rivers—the Kali and Gori—are overflowing in the district and as a result, approximately 22 roads have been blocked. Moreover, there are news reports of school buildings collapsing because of a torrential downpour with one particularly scary incident at a school building in Purola, Uttarkashi district, after two days of continuous and heavy rainfall. Fortunately, no one died or suffered any serious injuries as school authorities had shut down that particular school.
(Edited by Gayatri Mishra)