Hailing from a small place near Nepal Border Mihinpurwa, Shri Amar Nath Gupta has dedicated his life towards teaching. The present day resident of Lucknow sat down for a brief interview inorder to share his journey and his dedication towards teaching lasting for the past 10 years.
Shri Amar Nath Gupta is an alumni of Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Mihinpurwa in Uttar Pradesh where he had studied till class 5. Later he completed his schooling from local intercollege and after taking a gap of 1 year, he graduated with BA degree (with mathematics) from Lucknow University.
During graduation he started giving tuitions to earn his pocket money as many college students do, but soon he discovered his interest in teaching and became a teacher in mathematics as well as Hindi after completion of his bachelor's degree. While teaching full time he completed his MA degree through correspondence. Presently Mr. Gupta is an educator on the online educational platform ‘unacademy’for UPPSC, where he teaches students who want to sit for competitive examinations. His interest in the profession even made him reject several Governmental job offers.
While speaking about his love for teaching and helping his students to reach their full potential, Mr. Gupta also pointed out that he chose to teach on an online platform, because he believes it is the future of education, and he can reach a wider range of students.
Apart from being a teacher Mr. Gupta is an avid poet, who loves writing as a hobby. His talent frequently leads him to performing in several events and speaking on ‘Akashvani' Lucknow. His works have also been published in several books and magazines. He also shares his work through YouTube quite frequently.
When asked about his social work, Mr. Gupta responded that his school has taught him to help others and he is always open to help anyone in need, but it is something that he doesn't like to advertise. He firmly believes in serving quietly without exhibition. Few of his friends run NGOs and other social projects, and he likes to help them out sometimes.
While sharing his experiences about his childhood school, Mr. Gupta showed his gratitude towards Saraswati Shishu Mandir for shaping his personality in a positive manner and giving him the strength to follow his dreams. He has been so influenced by the teachings of his school that he wants his three year son to join Vidya Bharati school in Nirala Nagar.
Mr. Gupta further went on to say that from his experience as a teacher he can clearly say that the medium or language of studies doesn't matter. Humans are adoptive enough to change the language of education at any time. What truly matters is the quality of education, as well as the children being comfortable in the language in which they are being taught. He has often seen that young children develop a sense of ‘originality’ when they are taught in a language which is common in their environment.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Shri Amar Nath Gupta for taking out time and sharing his experiences with the community.
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