Impressed by the aspirations of a class VI girl in a government middle school to become an IAS officer, Karur district collector T Anbalagan honoured her by making her sit on his chair in the collector office here on Tuesday.
The day turned out to be a memorable one for M Manopriya, 12, of the panchayat union middle school in Kulithalai as she was singled out for special treatment as her teacher and fellow students looked on. An answer to a question in her English exam in the annual examination got her the opportunity to receive the greetings from the collector and sit on his chair.
“I was astonished by her answer to the question. She wrote that she wants to become a collector and she takes Karur collector as his role model,” said her class teacher A Boopathi who provided them a special training on English to the students. Excited by the fluency of government school student in English, the teacher decided to share it with the district collector. He sent a copy of the answer sheet to the collector on WhatsApp.
The collector asked the teacher to bring the student and other students in the class to meet him today. On giving them a warm welcome, the collector had a casual chat with her and other students in his chamber.
In his interaction with the students, collector Anbalagan recalled his days in school and the role of his teacher Arumugam. “We should set goals in our life and our actions should be towards the goal. The student – teacher relationship is unforgettable one. I have his name as password for my bank account and my cell phone,” he said.
(source : TOI)