‘Teaching is one of the most satisfying professions that one can opt for. Sharing knowledge with the next generation and helping them to find their place in the world is an incomparable experience by itself’ - Shri Nirmalya Das, a teacher with more than 8 years of experience shares a similar view point. Recently he talked about his experiences as a teacher via a short interview, which has been given below:
Interviewer: Please tell us about your academic and professional background.
Mr. Das: I have studied in Sarada Vidya Mandir, Putimari till class 8 and from 9th to 12th I did my studies from local governmental school. I have been quite interested in English since I was young and so decided to do graduation in English Hon. from Surya Sen College, Siliguri. After completion of my B.A , I got my Master’s degree in the subject through distance studies from Rabindra Bharati University. I also have a D.El.Ed (Diploma in Elementary Education) degree as well.
Presently I have been working as a teacher in government primary school for the past three years. Previous to that I had worked in a private school for 5 years. So I have an experience of more than 8 years in this profession.
Interviewer: What made you take up teaching as a profession?
Mr. Das: I come from a family of educators. Both my parents are teachers. I have grown up idolising them and always wanted to be like them. Also, I get immense satisfaction to help the next generation to gain new knowledge, so I feel this was the correct career choice for me.
Interviewer: What advice would you give to any student who aims to become a teacher in the future?
Mr. Das: The only thing that I would say is that if you are truly interested in the profession, you should go ahead without any doubt. This is applicable not only for teaching, but to all professions.
Interviewer: Please tell us something about your school.
Mr. Das: I can tell from experience that the education system in Vidya Bharati schools are a class apart. Though Sarada Vidya Mandir is a primary school, it had a lot of facilities that most of the high schools in our area did not have. Our science lab was well developed and also our teachers encouraged us to take up extracurricular activities as per our natural inclination and talent.
Interviewer: Are you still connected with your school?
Mr. Das: Yes I still visit my school during events and was a member (Sampadak) of Sharada Tirtha for more than 10 years.
Interviewer: Would you like to give any message to Vidya Bharati students?
Mr. Das: I would like to urge all students to give equal importance to the development of values and life skills along with your academics from an early age. This will help you all to grow into a well balanced individual. Also whenever you can, help your society and the people in need.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Mr. Nirmalya Das for taking out time and sharing his experiences with the community.
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