Retired army man works as a security guard by day and educates slum kids by night

Bijender always feels a great sense of accomplishment in teaching kids at night under ATM lights whereas he works as the security guard in day-time.

Educating others is one of the best activities in the world. In a world where education is a necessity, sharing knowledge with others makes our lives meaningful. You don’t have to be an expert. Being good at basics is sufficient to teach others. Even the people who go after dreams teach kids in leisure time. Bijender’s story is a different one that needs to be told.

Bijender who retired from the Indian Army works as a security guard at the Allahabad ATM in Majra, Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Bijender understands that six million students between ages of 6 and 13 do not go to school in India. By 10th grade, nearly half of all the students backed out of school.

Bijender as Security Guard at Dehradun ATM (Credits: The Better India)

Due to financial constraints, some are forced to drop out of school after some point of time while others beg on the streets and sell accessories to make a living. Bijender who is well aware of all these scenarios, spends some quality time to interact and teach the slum children.

Bijender always feels a great sense of accomplishment in teaching kids at night under ATM lights whereas he works as the security guard in the day-time. He not only showed the way for education but also influenced the careers of 24 children who come from the nearby slum areas. Apart from teaching basics, Bijender’s classes include ‘discipline’ and ‘moral values’ as well.

Bijender is a man of generosity. He has been carrying out this teaching activity since 16 years for which he certainly deserves more than a big round of applause. He has turned new pages in children’s lives. The ones who learnt under him are now in respectable positions. Bijender who is an inspiration to many youths couldn’t have asked for a better growth of the children whom he taught them.

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