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Odisha: Drunk Teacher Makes Students Kneel Down, Dismissed From Service

05 December 2019


Jajpur: Teachers are revered. In Shastras teacher or the gurus have been placed in the highest pedestal equated with God. They play the most important role in character building and moulding blooming buds into good human beings.

But our age has different manifestations of teachers. There are deviations and at times gross. One such example is a teacher who has a penchant for alcohol. So much so that he cannot refrain from getting drunk to the school.

Unable to walk, this intoxicated gentleman comes drooling under the influence of liquor to the school where he has been teaching for several years. The case relates to Balia Primary School of Lembo Panchayat of Sukinda Block in Jajpur district.

Leave apart imparting education to young students, this glorified human being barely manages to maintain composure at the school. And takes pride in clicking photographs with children when he punishes them.

A video is making rounds in social media in which he has made the students kneel down on a road in front of the school. The little children seen in the video seem petrified by the rogue behaviour of their drunk teacher.

In this small hamlet, the unsuspecting locals never raise voice against the teacher. However, of late some of the villagers shot a video that shows his motorcycle lying along the road and the teacher arguing.

The matter was reported to the Block Education Officer, and the locals demanded concrete action against him. By Thursday evening, the teacher, Maraknada Mohanta was dismissed from service.

Maraknada Mohanta, Teacher

Mihir Prasad Mohanty, Collector (In-charge), Jajpur