G Bhagawan is a beloved or can say the favourite English teacher of the Government High School in Veliagaram, Thiruvallur, and when he was given a transfer to another city, the children there feel too bad and heartbroken. The students of the beloved teacher Bhagawan created a herd like a barrier so he cannot Go and also one of them hugged him from the back asking him not to go.
I have never seen such love and affection for a teacher, have a look at the picture:
G Bhagawan was transferred to the Government High School in Arungulam near Tiruttani – but this deployment has now been put on hold for ten days, after which it will be decided if he should stay in Veliagaram school or go to the new school.
The pictures were published in the media and by the news channel, Puthiya Thalaimurai, and the students’ gesture made the officials so moved that they made a hold on the decision.
Talking to the teacher Bhagawan, he expressed, "This is my first ever job in a school. I was appointed as a graduate teacher in Government High School, Veliagaram in 2014. Actually, if you look at the teacher-student ratio I was a surplus staff. So they decided to put me in another school that was short staffed and I got transferred to Tiruttani".
When asked about the children's reaction he said, "They were hugging and crying and clutching my foot refusing to let me go. Watching them, I broke down. Then I took them to the hall and consoled them saying that I’ll be back in a few days."
Talking to A Aravind, the headmaster of the Veliagaram School, he said, "The government conducts these counselling sessions to fulfil the stipulated teacher-student ratio across government schools in Tamil Nadu. Our school had 281 students last year. The junior most teachers are usually picked and transferred to other schools, based on the counselling. Bhagawan and one other teacher from this school have been transferred this year".
He explains how he tried to create a personal bond with the students, Bhagawan told TNM, "I have tried my best to interact with students beyond just academics. I used to narrate stories, understand their family background, talk to them about their future, and show them things via the projector. These projector sessions, in particular, were very enthralling for them. They felt like they were sitting in a cinema hall. It’s probably because of all these new things I tried to do that we developed a real bond. More than a teacher, I’m a friend, a brother to them".
Teacher Bhagawan teaches English from class 6 to class 10. He had participated in the teachers’ transfer counselling that was held from June 12 to June 21 and chose Arungulam as his preferred location.
Not only children but also their parents protest against the transfer and said the children will not attend the school anymore if Bhagawan teacher will not be there.
After that, the officials said its governments' decision not their's.