Teachers’ Day today- Epitome of teaching reduced to mere building

While the education institutions in the city go gung ho with the Teachers’ Day celebrations on Monday, the Teachers’ Home Bathinda – a landmark in itself for teachers of the north region – stands asking if it has reduced to mere inn for holding congregations.

With its foundation stone laid in 1956, the Teachers’ Home has had its own tryst with destiny. Right from land grabbers in 1959 to unwelcoming administration of Bathinda under the Patiala and East Punjab State Union (PEPSU), the Teachers’ Home has battled every odd end.

Albeit now it seems to have surrendered before materialism that has taken roots in the teaching profession rendering this epitome of teaching into a mere building.

“Down the line, aims and objectives of setting up this building are indeed slipping into oblivion,” says Jagmohan Kaushal, the founder and the president of the Teachers’ Home Trust while claiming it to be the only institution meant for teachers in the country.

It all started in 1955, when government started recruiting untrained teachers to teach in government schools. Kaushal, 19 then, felt that the procedure was wrong and raised his concerns. More people joined and formed a group.
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