After 34 years of service, former Assam DGP is now teaching Maths to school kids
“EVEN THOUGH I TEACH CHEMISTRY, I WOULD PITCH IN AND TEACH THEM MATHS. SO DID THE STATISTICS TEACHER. AND THAT IS HOW WE MANAGED FOR TWO YEARS.”
When he invited Sahay to be a guest in one of their school functions in 2017, he happened to tell him of the vacancy. Sahay immediately expressed an interest in the position and even asked for the course textbooks.
And though, the busy nature of his work made it difficult for him then, Sahay called Barthakur again on May 1st, the day after his retirement. On May 7, the school had their new mathematics teacher.
Speaking to the Indian Express he says:
“I HAVE NEVER WORKED AS A TEACHER BEFORE — BUT I AM A CERTIFIED POLICE TRAINER AND THAT HELPS. I USED TO WORK AS A PART-TIME TUTOR TO SUPPLEMENT MY INCOME IN MY YOUNGER DAYS.”
The former top cop now takes one-hour classes on Calculus every day of the week. But he’s ever more ready to take on even further classes.
He’s looking forward to a couple months later when the new class XI batch will start their year and he may get to take two classes every day.
He adds: “I AM QUITE CONVERSANT IN CALCULUS SO IT HAS NOT BEEN TOO DIFFICULT, BUT I DEFINITELY NEED TO DO MY HOMEWORK EVERY DAY. WE NEVER STOP LEARNING — ONE MUST ALWAYS BE SOCIALLY RELEVANT, PHYSICALLY ACTIVE AND MENTALLY ENGAGED.”
Sahay’s teaching style which does not get influenced by his stature is what the students like about him the most, says the school principal. The eleven students under Sahay’s guidance now are ecstatic that they finally have a Maths teacher and that too such a great one.
This former cop’s life teaches us that it is never too late to pick up an entirely new profession. More often than not, people choose to do nothing after their retirement and this is what gets to them in their old age. There is no age limit to pick up a new skill and as shown by this former DGP, neither is there one to teach one. Kudos to you, sir.Source: Storypick.com