Bathinda: A lean, grey haired man wearing bold spectacles used to walk through Bathinda roads with a black bag hanging on the left of his shoulders. He used to have an unusual glow on his face which was enough for one to comprehend his confidence within. Yes, we are talking about Jagmohan Kaushal.
Kaushal, who was known for his plain speaking and always ready to challenge authorities if he saw anything wrong happening around passed away here on Saturday.
Teachers’ Home, a unique destination in the state, is indebted to Kaushal for his unusual and consistent contributions, since its foundation stone was laid April 28, 1956. It’s due to his sincere efforts that the Teachers’ Home is now not only profiting the teaching community but also to various organisations of employees and groups of right thinking people.
If one is allowed to say, Teachers’ Home, with some highs and lows it witnessed in the past, is also being called a Mecca for all to raise their voice against the government.
During his prime time, this 1937 born Jagmohan Kaushal had also directed an Opera on Goa, which was apparently the first one which the state government showed on tickets from the stage of Government Rajindra College, Bathinda.
This Opera played a kick, impressed upon which he was invited by the college Principal who then took him senior officials of the Education department and made him recruited as a teacher.
Addressing himself a mere JBT teacher, who retired on March 31, 1995 from a government school in Gehari Buttar village in Bathinda district, this old but quite confident and loud man had recently told Daily Post: “I have never bowed before wrong doers and they all would acknowledge the fact with a mention that many of them have even faced Supreme Court’s whack on my petitions.”
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