Today in a nostalgic frame of mind, I just remembered you.. I must confess that many times the memories of olden days have appeared in my dreams. I know that knowingly or unknowingly I never lost my temper or tried to displease any one, but why, but why did I ,in a fit of annoyance and despair took a harsh step and got you transferred to a village school, knowing fully well that you had small children at home, who needed your attention.
All the incidents of those days are again coming live in my thoughts.I remember the day when you were posted in my school. On the very first sight, I was impressed by your passion for working with children. I entrusted you all important responsibilities. You were the examination in-charge and the staff secretary. I loved your manner of teaching class xii students. Children just worshipped you.. You were responsible in getting the school the title of .'the best school' of the zone.Even though ,our school was a Govt school, all the children of the colony preferred our school in comparison to public schools.The school was at the pinnacle of glory!
The teacher's union decided to go on a strike. The call for the strike was so forceful that every school joined the strike. The demands were genuine., but as gazetted officers Principals did not participate, though their blessings were with the teachers.All the teachers of our schools joined the strike. They used to come from home and sit in the premises of a temple near the school.Only one teacher of my school did not join because of family compulsions. Everyday, before entering the school I visited the striking teachers and wished good luck. The strike lasted eighteen days. I arranged a get together to welcome all of you to the school. That day was the BLACK day for the school.You being the staff secretary could have opposed the other teachers, but the irony was that you prompted the teachers to participate in that obnoxious act. You as a leader spat on the face of the poor lady who did not participate in the strike. All others followed you. At first I thought of calling the police but I controlled myself and ordered all the staff members to assemble in my office. I first congratulated all of you for the success of the strike. Then I condemned them for their inhuman act. You got up and said,"Are you a judge?"(these words still upset me) I was shocked. I never expected such words from you.I felt like crying but controlled my tears. I had to use my authority at that moment. I said, 'I am a judge in this seat. I will not tolerate such heinous act inside the school boundary" On your insistence none of the teachers participate in the party which was organised to welcome the staff. After the school hours all the teachers, except you and two others, came to me and apologised for their unholy action. Next day onwards the school functioned normally. You were the only one who tried to induce the teachers and uttered words as "don't worry we are trying to arrange a truck to hit Mrs. Menon;s car. Soon she will not be alive. Even if she is saved she will not be able to attend school.". Such indecent and irresponsible remarks reached my ears. You remember, I called you to my office and tried my best to bring you round,. but you were in a mood to oppose. Hence for the sake of the discipline of the school, I met the Director of Education and got you posted to a far flung rural school. After you got the transfer order, .I did not see any trace of remorse on your face .That was the last day I saw you. I had lost the best teacher of the school because of her pride and haughty behaviour. Many times when I recall this incident I feel depressed and wish I could forgive you.
This port is written in response to Write Tribe # Letters unsent The topic for the letter is
The person who caused you a lot of pain / Some one you wish you could forgive.