After Dancing Uncle, now ‘Dancing Sir’ from Odisha is driving Internet crazy

Pathi is famously known as the "dancing sir" of Koraput and the 56-year-old has been teaching the students in his unique style since 2008.


It is said that a good educator finds innovative approaches to catch the eye of his students and improve their enthusiasm for learning. One such instructor is Prafulla Kumar Pathi from Odisha, who isn't simply winning hearts of his students but at the same time is catching the eye of individuals via social media for all the correct reasons.

In the clasp, the in-charge headmaster of Lamtaput upper primary school of Odisha's Koraput locale sways his hips, sprawls on the floor, runs around the study hall and utilizes hand signals while singing from a book. The students, in two rows to his left and right, participate and serenade their exercises as one.


Prafulla Kumar Pathi is famously known as the "dancing sir" of Koraput and the 56-year-old has been teaching the students in his exceptional style since 2008 when he was employed with Sarva Sikshya Abhiyaan.

"I found that teaching ought to be made fun and not monotonous. So I developed my own method of teaching," Hindustan Times cited Pathi as saying. He further included that he found that the children were getting increasingly keen in studies once he began showing them through songs and dance. "The children are demonstrating more tendency in coming to class," he said.


The report by Hindustan Times cited Sanjay Panda who fills in as an associate educator in a similar school saying that Pathi's instructing has prompted fewer dropouts in the school.


As one would expect, the teaching methods have been valued by many netizens.


by Lokendra Sharma | Sat, Aug 31 - 01:56 PM

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