‘Chaupal’ classes to building an inter college in UP – This is the journey of Keshav Saran
Keshav Saran began his career as a teacher in Adult Education Centre of Kharadia village under Swar tehsil, Rampur in 1971. And continuing his passion, he decided to hold classes for the village children at the ‘chaupal’ adjacent to his residence, which has now turned into an inter college.
70-years-old Saran started off with five or six children and gradually it rose to 150. Inspired by the response, Saran developed the ‘chaupal’ classes into a formal school. Built on his 4 acres of agricultural land in 1975, it received a junior high school recognition.
Keshav Saran is helped by his son and daughter, who are also qualified teachers. With 21 other teaching staff members, the school received recognition of an inter college in 2009, which is named as Keshav Inter College. The chaupal that began with 5 children has now 1,320 students, including 670 girls. Keshav Saran hopes to upgrade his inter college into a degree college soon.