There is no end to human kindness. To believe in this dictum, we have to look no farther than Suresh B. Chalageri. A teacher in Karnataka, Chalageri scales a hill to reach school everyday.
It's been 7 years and nine months since Chalageri began covering the distance of 8 kilometres to school, sometimes carrying books and food for the children's midday meals, reports the Times Of India.
Located atop a hill in Byrapura village of Gajendragada taluk in Karnataka's Gadag district, Byrapura Lower Primary School was in a shambles when Chalageri was first posted there.
Recalling his earlier days, Chalageri told TOI: "I had no clue where it was. I just knew that the landmark is Kalakaleshwar temple. After alighting from the bus, when I inquired about the school, I was told there is no option but to climb the hill."
The government school has an enrolment capacity of 60 students and Chalageri feels it is his responsibility to maintain the number and educate the children.
"It is my responsibility to ensure the number doesn't dip. The school has three teachers but I am running the show -- juggling the roles of headmaster, teacher, cleaner and plumber, " he said. It was only recently that the government gave him a two-wheeler.
The hilltop is home to scores of families from the Lambani tribe, who are largely shepherds and most of the children there go to the government school.
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