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After retirement, Assam’s top cop teaches maths in a Guwahati school as 'learning experience'

By oneindia staff
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Guwahati, May 30: Who says retirement is the end of one's career? Actually it is the beginning of a new one, and perhaps a more fulfilling one, as former Assam Director General of Police (DGP), Mukesh Sahay, has proven by taking up a teaching assignment in a government school in Guwahati.

These days, the retired top cop, who hung up his boots earlier this year, teaches mathematics to class 12 students of Sonaram Higher Secondary School in Guwahati.

Mukesh Sahay

Talking about his teaching experience after working in the police department for close to 34 years, the Bihar-born IPS officer told ANI, "I do this for my happiness and the benefit of the students. This is a small effort towards the development of students."

Regarding what prompted him to be a teacher of the co-educational school established in 1936 near the banks of mighty Brahmaputra River that flows through the heart of the city, Sahay told Firstpost, "It all happened when the school invited me for a programme last year as a chief guest."

"While enquiring about the history of the school, I found they do not have a mathematics teacher. So, I told them that I could step in to fill the void. But it was difficult when I was in service as I could not commit to a particular time. Such was my nature of work. After I retired, I called up the principal to inquire if there is a need for my services. The principal told me to come as no one had joined till then," he added.

The well-respected retired top cop added that teaching is a learning experience for him.

"Even though I have to teach in the vernacular, I have no problem. Mathematics has its own language. Whether it is in Assamese, English, Bengali or Hindi, it doesn't matter, unlike literature subjects. It is more of a learning experience for me than teaching experience," Sahay, who is a postgraduate in science and a trained lawyer, told Firstpost.

The students and teachers of the government school are also very happy to have a teacher like Sahay who is a well-respected and learned figure of the northeastern state.

For those who are leading a sedate post-retirement life or are about to retire from their jobs, Sahay is a true inspiration to make best use of knowledge, experience and time and give back something to society.

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