State 2nd in Telugu, no thanks to teacher
HOSUR: Nothing could prevent sincere students from victory. This was proved by a student from a backward hill hamlet in Denkanikotta taluk in Krishnagiri district.
ప్రశాంత్ కుమార్ (Prasanth Kumar) (15), attached to Government Higher Secondary School in Javalagiri near Denkanikotta, has bagged second rank at State level in Telugu subject in SSLC examinations.
What is special in this? He achieved the milestone when there was no teacher in the school to teach Telugu subject.
Many parts of Krishnagiri district comprise mixed multi-lingual population.
In several government schools in Hosur and Thally panchayat unions, the government has arranged for students to study Telugu and Kannada as their second language but there were no adequate teaching staff in most of the schools.
Even in Javalagiri Government School, there was no teacher. The teachers, with the help of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), used to teach students, but not regularly. Prasanth Kumar, hailing from backward T Sulagundam hill hamlet in Anchetty forest range, studied without any guidance from the teachers and secured 96 marks in Telugu.
Kumar’s father died when he was born and it was his mother Rathinamma struggling alone with daily labour works to survive the family. Poverty is hindering my studies, but I want to become an IAS officer, said Kumar. He said he is working hard to secure higher marks in Plus Two examinations to achieve his ambition.