Like they say, a teacher never truly retires...

 Many think teaching is just another job for a livelihood. But here is a woman, who has taken it rather seriously and has continued teaching students even after her retirement without any monetary gains.

Indumathi, a resident of Hebbal, in Mysuru, continues doing what she knows best. She has continued taking classes at Bastipura Government Higher Primary School here even after two years of retirement, setting a fine example for others to follow.

Indumathi retired in May 2015, but continued to attend school and teach the children from the very next month, of course after seeking necessary permission from the school head. She is working six hours per day, without expecting any salary or honorarium. She takes care of the needs of the students and there are instances when Indumathi provides notebooks, pencils and stationery to the needy, spending from her purse. She also assists the midday meal cooks by suggesting the menu for the next day and sometimes even bears the additional expenses to provide quality food to the students.

A native of Mandya, Indumathi stays in Mysuru and travels every day to Srirangapatna to take the classes in the school.

Speaking to DH, Head Master Nanjundachari said, Indumathi was transferred to Bastipura School in 2006 and served as a teacher till 2015. After retirement, she sought permission from the staff, parents and students to allow her to continue teaching in the school, to spend her time in a meaningful way for the benefit of the students.

Indumathi said, she sought permission from her husband and daughter to allow her to continue teaching, which gives her immense satisfaction. She never forgets to thank the school headmaster and others for providing her an opportunity even after retirement.


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