When Tatahir Fatima, a school teacher from Bihar didn’t miss work even on the day of her Nikah!

Roman philosopher Marcus Cicero once said there is no nobler profession than teaching. Tatahir Fatima took that very seriously — the head teacher of a government primary Urdu school in Bihar didn’t even miss taking her class on her wedding day.

In a rarest of rare instance of practicing the adage of ‘work is worship’ in real life, a Muslim woman teacher of Saran district engaged classes even on the day of her ‘nikah’ and ‘Rukhsati’ (send-off) on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Meet Tatahir Fatima, a head teacher at the government primary Urdu school at Lashkaripur village under Lahladpur block of Saran district, about 100km from Patna.
Daughter of Syed Mohammad Imam and Shama Ara, she was to tie the knot on Saturday evening with Syed Zafar of Alamganj, Patna. But heeding the call of duty, she went to school and engaged classes before joining the marriage ceremony.
She took classes again on Sunday (being a Urdu school, it has weekly off on Friday), before she was given a touching, warm send-off (bidai) by her parents and relatives.

When contacted, she said,

“I didn’t like the idea of taking long leave for my marriage as my priority has been to teach my students.”

The incident has been widely appreciated and hailed across the district.

Saran’s district education officer (DEO) C K P Yadav said, “This is certainly a praiseworthy step, which must get wide appreciation.”

 Added Suresh Prasad Singh, a retired teacher at Chhapra, “The appreciation earned by her is no less than any award by the state government.”

The article was first posted Here