Do you remember non-teaching staff of your school/college/university?Whenever we talk about our school, we talk about our teachers and friends. In college and university also, our memory retains the events involving our professors and fellow-students. But, in every academic institution, there is another category. This category is most neglected. This category is known as non-teaching staff.
I still vividly remember that when we were entering school with our Xth Board result, our old Gate-keeper, Ramswaroop-ji was standing just behind our Headmaster. He was also very anxious about our result. How can I forget Baleshwar who broke the door of an unused room of the school to bring me out? I can't forget Sanatan-babu who did the dissection of toad in my tray at the time of my XIIth Board Biology practical.
In college, I can never forget Ranjit-da who tweaked my abysmal attendance record to enable me to appear in B.Sc. examination of the university. Anisur Rahman Sir, our Physics Laboratory Attendant, joined my Voltmeter to complete my Physics experiment in my B.Sc. examination. In Chemistry, Naresh-babu, the Chemistry Lab Attendant, patiently taught me to do the salt analysis and titration.
In university also, I was indebted to Ramesh-da, the University clerk, who helped me in various ways to appear in the M.Sc. (Part-II) examination while working in Railways. Their contribution to my education can't be forgotten.
All of us are always helped by these unsung non-teaching staff of our educational institutions. But, unfortunately, we tend to forget them completely.