Odisha: A teacher who swims neck-deep water to reach school everyday!


Dhenkanal: Binodini Samal, a 50-year-old woman teacher of a primary school in Rathiapala village under Odapada block in Dhenkanal district has set examples for many due to her work commitment and sincerity.

For the past 10 years, Binodini has not taken a day off to ensure that her students do not lag behind in getting an education. Moreover, she wades through neck-high water of Sapua river every day which flows between Rathiapala and Jaripala, her native village, to reach the school.

The odds have not deterred Binodini from carrying out her job. She said imparting education to children is her goal in life. Despite advice from her well-wishers not to be bothered so much, Binodini is firm on her commitment.

“I have been doing my job. I don’t care about hurdles coming in my way to provide education to children,” said Binodini, who gets only Rs 6,000 monthly salary.

She was appointed as a Gana Sikhyak in 2008. But the State government is yet to regularize her job.

After some social activists narrated the story of her sincerity and dedication on social media, Binodini has come to the focus of public attention.

Courtesy: Odishasuntimes