GUNTUR: Moved by the plights of the teachers working in private schools, Guntur Round Table (GRT-86) has organized a special programme to treat the teachers on the eve of Teachers Day on Friday. The GRT members gifted special ration kit for the teachers of a private school at a programme held at SSV school in Etukur on the outskirts of the city. “We have taken this programme to create awareness on the conditions of the teachers associated with the private schools due to the pandemic as many of the private teachers of the budget schools were not getting salaries for the past five months,” said GRT chairman Lanka Kranti Sekhar.

He said that they were pained after seeing reports that several teachers were forced to look for alternatives to survive. “It was really painful that some teachers are even working as daily wagers there by foregoing the knowledge for the generations to come with their teachings,” said Kranti Sekhar. He said that teachers in private schools were actually selfless as they were sharing their knowledge to the children and shaping them as best brains of the future with paltry salaries even before the pandemic outbreak.

Ladies circle chairperson Chaitanya Priyadarshni played key role in mobilizing funds for extending helping hand to the private teachers. She said that they have started the initiative with 50 teachers at SSV High School and extend the programme depending on the response from their members. GRT senior executives Ram Kumar and Surendra Sriram said that there was an urgent need to support the teachers as it was not just their future but the future of the children was also at the stake. Ladies circle senior executive Madhu Smitha had herself donated handsome amount to gift the kits to the teachers. GRT chairman appealed members to emulate Madhu Smitha and come forward with similar gesture. GRT member Prasanth and senior teacher Latha Govindaraju were also present.

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