The Education system in the country is indeed in shambles if the guardians of education are not safe. Gone are the days when schools were thought to be a place of learning and teachers were considered as friend, philosopher and guide.
In the present scenario, intolerance among students and their hostile attitude towards teachers has reversed the entire idea of education and teacher- student relationship. Recent cases of assaults on teachers are the living instances that depict the plight of teachers in schools.
As far as Chandigarh is concerned, there have been many incidents reported in the past, where a teacher has been thrashed by a student or his kin. In the latest case reported from Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 45 Chandigarh, a teacher was roughed up by the family of a Class-11 student on campus on the pretext that the teacher has scolded the boy and slapped him because he was creating indiscipline. The teacher was later on thrashed by the kin of the student with a helmet. Another teacher who came for the rescue was also beaten up.
Amid this, UT Education Secretary BL Sharma said that as such cases are on rise, the only way out is not to reach at a compromise but to register an FIR against the miscreants. The issue is a serious one, as it has badly hit the prestige of the teaching community. Also, it is the prime responsibility of the Education department to deal with such matters with utmost priority and ensure security of teachers’ fraternity.