When the history of our times is written, the great minds wielding the pen would talk about our race’s fortitude. And a tiny drop that added to the sea of resilience would be from the Govt Thirumangalam School, where the staff has proven that teachers, indeed, affect eternity.
The teachers and the headmaster have decided to foot the exam fee of the students affected by the pandemic, so that their studies are not affected.
The Government Thirumangalam Higher Secondary School has 330 students on the roll between classes VI and XII. According to the headmaster of the school, Baskaran: His staff volunteered to foot the students’ exam fee along with the yearly contribution to the Parents Teachers Association Fund (Rs 50).
“We arrived at the decision after assessing the situation in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We came to know that a majority of the parents — daily wage labourers — could ill-afford to shell out even the nominal fee,” he said. As part of their outreach programme, the headmaster and staff (totalling 25) decided to shell out Rs 3,000 each to give their students a financial leg-up. And this is not the first time that the school has set an example in humanitarian works during the pandemic.