12/04/2016 4:29 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

This Teacher From Bihar Didn't Miss School Even On Her Wedding Day

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Roman philosopher Marcus Cicero once said there is no nobler profession than teaching. Tatahir Fatima takes that very seriously — the head teacher of a government primary Urdu school in Bihar didn't even miss taking her class on her wedding.

Fatima teaches at Lashkaripur village under Lahladpur block of Saran district, which is about 100 kilometres from Patna. This past Saturday was her 'nikah', and the next day her 'bidai', reported The Times of India, and she still made sure she taught her class on both days.

"I didn't like the idea of taking long leave for my marriage as my priority has been to teach my students," she told TOI.

There are four teachers in this co-educational primary school, which has about 145 students. Established in 1954, it has no boundary wall, library, playground, computers, or medical aid. There are a total of three classrooms where students from class 1 to 5 study.

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