Sunday, September 5, 2010

Tribute to my teacher who taught me to love Maths.

Hi All,
Today is the Teacher's Day. I want to share an experience on this day.
I was an average student in the school. I was good in languages but Maths was the toughest subject for me. There is a Kannada proverb " ಗಣಿತ ಎಂದರೆ ಕಬ್ಬಿಣದ ಕಡಲೆ" For many people, Maths is like an iron peanut!! I was always in that group. Do you believe I always got 3 out of 25 in my Maths. Those were the years where students were promoted to next class if he/she fails in one subject. When I reached 4th standard, I was little better to get passing marks. This continued till I finished 9th standard. I had to change my school for 10th standard as I moved to my Granny's house to stay. 
Whatever happens is for the good only, I believe in this for many times.  No one was sure about my passing in SSLC, including me!! Then I met this teacher who taught Maths. His name was Karigoudar and he was very smiling person. As mine was a Kannada medium, he used to teach Maths in Kannada! He never used the words "minus, plus, into, divide" He used to say "adhika(koodisu), runa(kale), gunisu, bhagisu" (ಅಧಿಕ (ಕೂಡಿಸು), ಋಣ(ಕಳೆ), ಗುಣಿಸು, ಭಾಗಿಸು). First few days I was scared and I used to laugh also for his language.
I never understood the theorems till then. Maths teacher taught me everything. He made it very easy for me. Not only me, everyone in the class, we used to wait for his class, He always kept extra class. 
And then, I fell in love with Maths, till today I love Maths. 
Can you guess how much I scored in Maths for SSLC? 
Any guesses???
I scored 97/100!!
I can never forget my Maths teacher. He is not with us now, May God keep his soul in peace.
I wish my daughters should also get the teacher like him, who was so much dedicated to spread his knowledge with his students.
This is my tribute to Late Mr.Karigoudar who changed my life on this TEACHER'S DAY.
Keep Smiling,