Begging bowls,Strike,violence in hand, teachers day celebration??
this is the irony of life and changing times.....
Strike, violence across India on Teachers' Day
NEW DELHI: As the country marked the Teachers
' Day on Saturday, faculty members of prestigious IITs went on a hunger strike and teachers in
Lucknow and Ranchi hit the streets demanding better wages suffering police lathicharge in the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
The teachers of the IITs took part in a nationwide relay fast this morning demanding better salaries and allowances as part of the nationwide stir by them.
Nearly 4,000 faculty members of the IITs also threatened to go on an indefinite strike to press their demands. A final decision on this would be taken when mmbers of the IIT Faculty Federation meet in Delhi tomorrow, Dr Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT-Bombay, told PTI.
Ten days ago, the faculty of the elite technology institutes had taken mass casual leave and attended classes wearing black badges in protest.
Police charged with batons to break up a protest demonstration by part-time teachers in Lucknow, leaving six protestors injured.
The shiksha mitras (partime teachers) were holding a protest demonstration in support of their demand for hiking honorarium and regularisation.
Police said the it used mild force to disperse the protestors who had assembled on the busy Vidhan Sabha marg, obstructed vehicular traffic and pelted stones damaging a bus.
In Ranchi, hundreds of teachers staged a demonstration in support of their charter of demands, including implementation of Sixth Pay Commission.
Teachers of government-run universities and colleges in Madhya Pradesh went on an indefinite strike from today demanding implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations, a report from Bhopal said.
"We want the state government to immediately implement the pay panel's recommendations and hike salaries and perks," Madhya Pradesh University Teachers Federation secretary Dr Rajeev Dubey told PTI.
"We staged protests across Madhya Pradesh and observed Teachers' day as black day," he said.
Begging bowls in hand, teachers strip in Jharkhand
[q url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/news/india/Begging-bowls-in-hand-teachers-strip-in-Jharkhand/articleshow/4976831.cms"]RANCHI: It was a Teachers' Day of a very different kind. Thousands of them walked through the streets of Ranchi in pouring rain towards Jharkhand
Raj Bhavan with a long list of grievances and begging bowls in their hands. But what shocked everyone around was when about 300 of them started stripping to their bare essentials!
Police at Raj Bhavan immediately cordoned the area. The protesters, however, could not meet the governor. They left their charter of demands with an official.
Ranchi was `treated' to a similar dare-to-bare show last year on Teachers' Day. The carry forward stripping act this year, saw about 2,000 primary, secondary and intermediate teachers, including women, assembling at the Mohrabadi Ground around 11 am and then marching towards the Governor's house about a kilometre away, carrying banners and placards and raising slogans. The teachers came from almost all the districts.
A day, dedicated to honouring and felicitating teachers, should see the teaching community baring in public, left Ranchi College student Mihir Oraon shocked. "I just could not believe my eyes!'' he said.
The torrential rain and the almost two-and-a-half-hour rally took a toll on traffic that went haywire. Some of the teachers were arrested but released in the evening.
Among other demands, the teachers wanted a permanent affiliation of 56 inter colleges to the Jharkhand Academy Council and 23 Sanskrit upper vidyalayas. They also demanded a hike in honorarium for para-teachers. "We are expecting our six-point charter of demands, which we have handed over to the governor, to be fulfilled soon,'' said Surender Jha, who was heading the rally, said.
"We are demanding permanent jobs and increase in pay. We get only Rs 3,000 per month, whereas a permanent government teacher gets at least Rs 15,000 per month. The para-teachers are the worst sufferers. Sometimes, they don't even get to have two square meals," said Vinod Tiwari, a teacher[ /q]