India celebrates Teacher’s Day every year on September 5. In our country, the bond between the ‘guru’ and the ‘shishya’ is considered to be a sacred one, and our history bears testimony to the role that teachers played in shaping the lives and personalities of their students who went on to became great names. It is surprising then that teaching in India, particularly at the primary levels, continues to be one of most ill-paid professions. Most of our teaching staff is underpaid and overworked, and often accused of venting their frustration on helpless students.
This Teacher’s Day, we ask you, the readers, if you think teachers in India deserve higher pay scales?
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