Just as Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her colleagues were hailing the role of teachers in the building up of the country to be greater than any other profession at a Teachers’ Day function held in Jaipur yesterday, the teachers in attendance were found to be profusely littering the venue. In spite of designated dustbins present at regular intervals in the vicinity, they were seen throwing water pouches, bottles, etc in the open. Some even went as far as urinating openly. Its rather ironic that such teachers are trained to teach students about the values of cleanliness, civic sense, and moral values during their B.Ed courses. That, alas, is appearing to lie forgotten now.
The waste that was commonly found in the area was the state education department's pamphlets highlighting the achievements of the government. The entire coloured multi folded glossy paper pamphlet was littered from the venue to the entire stretch from Ambedkar Circle to Vidhan Sabha. The mobile urinals were way short of the gathering but it has given the reason to many teachers to conveniently urinate along the walls of the venue.
"I couldn't believe my eyes when I learnt that those throwing papers in the sky, spitting from the car window and not paying heed to honking were all government teachers. The behavior by teachers is unacceptable. I would have easily ignored it had they were not teachers and just party workers. I wonder what they will teach to students," said Ajay Chaudhary, advocate Rajasthan High Court who was stuck in the traffic jam outside Amar Jawan Jyoti. The made situation so worst that guards at the Amat Jawan Jyothi had to stop teachers coming inside as they were littering the campus. Other than littering, teachers were also exchanged verbal spat with each other and with the police over entry and exit.