"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today,” said Malcom X, which fits best with the teacher we will talk about in this story. 

Retired government school teacher - Rajendra Dubey who is in his eighties proves that a teacher is never off-duty. He retired from the school on 2003, October 30, but never stopped teaching. He still continues to teach students from various schools for free at his home in the morning and evening hours, reported The New Indian Express. 

Mr Dubey while speaking to the newspaper said: “I am born to show the path of empowerment and enlightenment to the youth through education. That’s why I never consider myself retired.”

Rajendra Dubey is native to Nawada village in Bihar’s Vaishali district and started working as a teacher in 1966 when he joined Vaishali’s Mansoorpur High School after graduating in math and physics. 

Dubey believes that September 5 should also be observed as ‘Shiksha-Daan’ day. 

Every year on Teachers Day, students who have once been taught by Dubey assemble at his residence to greet and shower their love to their “guruji”.

“I not only provide tutorial support to the poor students but also identify their talent and try to guide them towards a specific area of interest through education,” he said. 

One local youth said that Guruji is very particular about his work, even if a single student comes to him for lessons, he would guide and never turn him away. 

In a kind and respectful way, Dubey is called a ‘moving mathematician’ by the villagers and his pupils because he doesn’t take help from books to teach maths. 

“I feel divine satisfaction through teaching. I call upon today’s teachers to develop a missionary zeal to help and inspire their pupils. There is no off day or retirement for a genuine teacher,” says Dubey.

Teachers who are devoted to their profession are no less than guiding angels for their students as they not only help in shaping their future by imparting knowledge but also make them valuable time, discipline and know the importance of education. We wish such dedicated teachers good health and warm affection. 



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