Good morning everyone!
I had a professor in college during my graduation days. He used to teach us accounts. Sir was nice, good and caring towards students with only one problem. He used to give ‘homework’ to college kids everyday like they were still in school, taught us like school going kids in the class and also with time turned a bit annoying for the students because he had this habit of always bugging the students with their class performance.
Not only that, you won’t believe it if I say that he used to catch students even in the middle of the road asking, ‘Did you submit your homework?’. Moreover, he used to start scolding them right in the middle of the road if they didn’t perform well in that homework. My friends told me when it happened with them but I didn’t believe.
But one day when I was having ‘ganne ka juice’ with my friends at a market place, suddenly I heard someone calling ‘Go – swamiiiii’ very loudly. I turned and saw Sir addressing me loudly shouting his lungs out from a bus stand which was at least 100 to 200 meters away from the place we were standing in.
I didn’t move from there but he came running to me. I was shocked and asked Sir about what happened. And he just asked, ‘Did you submit your homework?’. I went speechless then, my friends laughed at the situation and my leg got pulled throughout the next 3 years as my evil friends started calling me ‘Go – swamiiiii’ in exactly his style to annoy me more.
After so many years, when I sit and think today, I see Sir in Bijoy. Our accounts sir was a teacher who was willing to teach and wanted everyone, and I repeat every student (good or bad) to score well in exam. In short, he was the kind of teacher who wasn’t just a teacher inside the classroom. He was willing to go beyond the classroom premises to help his students. These days, you will get very less teachers like that.
But while doing so, he literally started bugging, nagging and annoying the students. No one would want their accounts teacher to sit on their head 24×7 in the class, outside the class, at the canteen, during shopping or even during eating, right?
I feel sad today thinking that a sincere teacher like him had got a ‘D’ from the students in the Teachers’ Assessment Programme and I know it did really hurt Sir a lot at that time.
The reason behind citing this example is Bijoy. He does exactly the same thing. His intentions might be all good and caring, but every time sitting on your child’s head whenever he or she takes a decision isn’t cool.
Just like you should not treat college going kids as 5th standard students, the same way you should not treat your grown up independent children as 10 years old. And when no one could make Bijoy understand this, CVs nicely used his mother to get facts straight into his head. Smart move that was by granny deary!
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