OUR SCHOOL PEON
Ganga Ram is the peon of our school. He is about forty-year-old. He wears a ‘khaki’ uniform when on duty. He is always happy. He lives in a small quarter within the school compound.
Ganga Ram is a strong and healthy man. He keeps his hair tidy. His sandals are always wears a small cap on his head. On holidays he wears a kurta pyjama. He is very punctual. He rings the first bell half an hour before school time. He opens the door and windows of class rooms. He dusts furniture in classes and sets them in proper order. He opens the principal’s office. He also cleans the table and chairs. After that he rings the second bell. The classes are held after the second bell.
Ganga Ram does not forget his duties. He gives pieces of chalk and duster to each teacher. He rings the bell according to the time-table. He sits on a stool in front of the headmaster’s (principals) office. When the principal rings the call bell, Ganga Ram at once enters his room to listen him.
We like our school peon. He helps us when the need arises. He tells us to work hard and be good children. He is a dutiful servant. All the students love him very much.
Mr. Santosh Chand is our school peon. He is a middle-aged man. He is a model of simplicity and obedience and self-effacement. He gets up early in the morning and starts working. He does whatever he can for the school.
He lives in the quarters allotted to him by the school authorities. These quarters lie in a corner of the school campus. The quarters comprise a thatched hut, a bathroom and a toilet. He lives in this one-room hut with the other members of his family. His family comprises his wife and two school going children. His children are given free education in the school.
He grows some vegetables for himself and his family in the vacant plot near his hut. He is very conscious of his duties. He has been serving the school for about one decade. He is only a matriculate. Had he been a graduate, he might have got the post of a clerk.
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He rings the school bell regularly after every period. He carries notices to the classes. He brings tea and eatables for the teaching staff from the canteen. He cleans the chairs, benches and desks with a duster.
Sometimes, his duty shifts from the office to the cycle shed, hall, staff-room, stadium, gymnasium, etc. He does his duty wholeheartedly wherever he is appointed. Sometimes, he is sent to the tour on some official work. He never shirks his responsibility. It is a pity that he draws a very small salary. His salary and perks must be increased.