We miss competent teacher: School

Students, staff members shocked by young Roopa Anands untimely death

 
Although the schools have been declaring holidays to ward off the possibilities of the flu amongst children, the death has shifted the focus onto teachers.

Roopa worked as a teacher for lower kindergarten comprising 30 students in Sudarshan Vidya Mandir (SVM) for more than two years. Known as a good artist and dancer, Roopa was a lively and friendly, expressed the teachers of SVM.

The staff members are shocked by the untimely death of the young teacher.

Principal Hema Narayan said that Roopa's death was a loss of a competent teacher.

"On Tuesday we were informed that Roopa was gravely ill and was suffering from an infection. She was a genuinely lovely person. We have lost a competent teacher who was effortlessly enduring," bemoaned Hema.

"The children enjoyed being with her as she was a very caring and good teacher. But now we have lost a good friend and colleague," said Sai Prassanna, a teacher at SVM. Roopa was good at drawing and dancing and used to lead the students during school events, she added.  

“A few days back, Roopa's husband Anand had called up the school to say that she was admitted at St Philomena's Hospital as she was down with pneumonia,” Sai Prassanna added.  Roopa's children, Sanjay Krishnan (6) and Krithik Krishnan (4), are studying in grade one and lower kindergarten at SVM.

Panel session

Meanwhile, the school management has decided to extend the holidays and reopen on August 19. The institution has already begun sanitising its premises, since the circular sent by the Education Department. A regular method of updating parents through SMS on the action taken by the school is in place. "Parents are being supportive at times like these and have also come forward to offer medical help," Hema said.

To dispel the anxiety of H1N1 Influenza, SVM management has decided to conduct counselling sessions exclusively for parents. "A panel comprising eminent people has been invited to talk to parents about H1N1 and flu in general," the principal said.

"We have also informed parents and children to approach the hospitals in case of slightest discomfort. At the same time we have advanced the medical check up for students," Hema added.

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