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Indian teacher sets example of sincerity in his profession and pays back 2.9 years salary

Dr. Lallan Kumar addresses a ceremony. —BBC

A teacher in India has set an example of sincerity towards the profession by returning his salary of two years and nine months, amounting to around 2.4 million Indian rupees, for not teaching his students for the entire academic session , reported the BBC.

“What kind of salary when [I] did not teach [the students]is what Dr Lallan Kumar said while returning a lump sum of INR 2,382,228 to the college administration.

Kumar is an award-winning academician and is appointed as an associate professor in the subject of Hindi in a college located in Muzaffarpur region in the Indian state of Bihar.

When Kumar handed over the check for the said amount, the college registry office workers refused to accept it, but later resumed Kumar’s threat to resign.

While mentioning the reason behind it, Kumar said that he never witnessed an educational environment in college and could not silence the voice of his conscience throughout his time in college ever since. his appointment.

According to him, 11,000 students have taken Hindi as their subject, but student attendance in his class has remained at 0% for the past 2.9 years.

“It’s unethical for me to take the salary,” he said.

When asked how he arranged such a sum, he said he asked friends and acquaintances for financial help.

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