“It is better to light a candle, instead of complaining of darkness.”--- Baba Amte
Bihar’s 36 year old Chandrakant Singh exemplified this saying by founding Chaitanya Gurukul Public School, in his village Chamanpura, in Bihar’s Gopalganj district. An engineering graduate from BIT Sindri, and then M. Tech. from IIT Mumbai, Chandrakant got approved the plan of school from the state government and then there is no looking back.
Chaitanya Gurukul Public School is not just another charity school. The under-construction school has no teacher. But students learn all subjects. Thanks to the technology. The teacher is hundreds of miles away, and he is teaching via Skype. In this very unusual school, teachers mark their attendance using a biometric finger printer, and students log their attendance in a computer.
The efforts and hard work to all those associated with the school is commendable. In an underdeveloped corner of a state that is often termed as remote and backward, has now a reason to smile.
Such endeavour should be a source of inspiration for those who sit back and complain.