Nanda Kishore Prushty, popularly known as Nanda Sir, has been into profession of teaching for the last 82 years. He is active at 98 now.
He is called Nanda Sir by people belonging to three generations as he has already taught most of grandfathers, fathers and sons in the area. Many of them are in prestigious jobs too.
As dawn gets, Nanda Sir, with sandal tipa on forehead, moved out of his house to Chatsali to teach students. He doesn’t demand tuition fee from any student, irrespective of his family’s financial position. His love for teaching is instinct in every body’s call of Nanda Sir.
President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred #PadmaShri on Nanda Prusty from #Odisha in Literature & Education category.
The 98-yr-old village school teacher from Jajpur popular as #NandaSir provides free education to children since independence.@dpradhanbjp @CMO_Odisha pic.twitter.com/T5CoQolNA7 — PIB in Odisha (@PIBBhubaneswar) November 9, 2021