After the imposition of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, many people have been rendered jobless and penniless. For an overwhelming number of people, work from home isn’t an option. Hence, in the past few months, many, across various sectors, have been laid off from their jobs.
One of such people is 52-year-old Hanumanthula Raghu who used to work as a teacher in a private school in Rudrangi, Telangana. After the lockdown, Raghu, like many others, lost his job and as a result, was soon distraught by financial difficulties.
According to The New Indian Express, Raghu’s son was also unemployed even after completing his B.Ed. However, to help him get out of his financial crisis, his students from SSC batch 1997-98 got together and set up a tiffin centre for him! They also promised to bring customers to the shop.
The students got in touch with each other and decided to help their beloved teacher, who taught them English and Biology back in school.
“I have no words to express my gratitude to my students who came to my rescue,” Raghu said.
Moved by his students’ kind gesture, Raghu has named the tiffin centre ‘Gurudakshina’. The shed is almost ready and it is to open soon.
Kudos to the students for helping out their teacher in such a critical time!