Published: 01st May 2020
These TN primary school teachers gave Rs 1000 to 41 students' families to help fight the COVID war
They went to Thuppapuram and handed the money to each family personally, winning the hearts of the people
Two teachers of a government primary school in Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu gave Rs 1000 each to the 41 families of their students. The gesture has moved the villagers of Thuppapuram.
Unable to go to work and earn, the people have to confine themselves within the village due to the lockdown. As many of them are daily wagers and financially weak, they have been struggling to make the ends meet. On knowing their plight, Kannagi (50), headmistress of the Panchayat Union Primary School at Thuppapuram and Parameswari Varadharajan (33), a teacher of the same school, decided to give Rs 1000 each to the families of their school students to buy essential commodities. A total of 62 students are studying in the primary school.
Kannagi is the resident of Kodangudi village and Parameswari hails from Kallathur village near Jayankondam. They went to Thuppapuram and handed the money to each family personally, winning the hearts of the people. They also advised the parents of their students to adhere to personal hygiene directives and wash their hands frequently. "I understand the people's hardships due to the lockdown. My sons gave me the idea that I could help the families of our school students. I told another teacher who works at my school about the idea. She also agreed. I contributed Rs 36, 000 and she contributed Rs 5000. I went to each student's home and gave the money. We are happy to have done this," Kannagi said, adding that she has been working at this school for 12 years and thus she knew almost all the students' families personally.
"I have been working at the school for 2.5 years. I know many children and their families would be struggling to have proper meals at homes every day. So we helped them," added Parameswari.