Ludhiana: Only with the motive to promote education among the slum dwellers children, Amrit Gill (77), wife of retired Principal Gurbachan Singh, who served as a principal during 1951-1989, is fond of teaching students so with the patience heart, she imparts education free of cost among the students.
She is running a different school and playing a role of different teacher who herself has done BA in English Hons. She said that she had a craze of teaching from childhood days and used to teach her younger siblings at that time. She revealed that her granddaughter, Ratana Gill, who is basically from America, started a school as a project during a visit in India and handed the duty to continue the school to her grandmother Amrit Gill. In that school, the needy students, especially those who have a keen interest in studies but are unable to be guided. The project of the school was started in 2008 by Ratana Gill, who has recently completed her graduation from Harvard College (Cambridge) and now got a job a very reputed in New York. The school is now running by Amrit Gill by the inspiration of Ratana Gill in a very different way.
Before starting the project, Gurbachan Gill warned her that the project is not so easy to handle but she still started it with full courage by visiting different schools of the city and requested them to send needy students for their own school, so that they can help them. They started the project with 15 students in 2008 and now they are having around 65 students in their school. The school is running with the help of two teachers who are MA, B.Ed and are very experienced ones and helping the students in every way they can.
While the students were asked by the facilities which are given to them by the school, they voiced, “We are very satisfied with the education getting from here and not only the education, the school is providing us the basic facilities which are needed by us.”
Amrit Gill said that imparting education among the students becomes her passion by the innovation of her granddaughter.
Importantly, both the children of Gill are at higher places, including one Ravi Gill serving as Income Tax Commissioner at Amritsar and another Maninder Gill as Management Director at World Bank in US and they both are helping their mother by sending funds to her.
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