77-year-old retired teacher continues to teach sans salary
Kendrapara: School is a temple and students are Lord Jagannath for Banabihari Das of Khakharuni village in Kendrapara district. Popular as Bana sir, the 77-year-old has been teaching students without any salary for the last 18 years post his retirement.
Setting a trend for others, Banabihari Das has been providing elementary education to the students at the village even at this age.
There has been not a single day when I have not come to school without any reason
It is the passion of teaching that has been driving Banabihari to continue to educate children – the future of the nation, even after his retirement.
“Teaching students and looking after their individual needs, Bana sir has been a source of inspiration for many in the village,” said Prakash Panda, an ex-student.