"I joined St. Joseph's in the year 1984. This is home"
For someone who worked for 35 long years as the PT teacher and games in charge, he seemed to have enjoyed every bit of it.
What most of us don’t know about the legendary Rahul Dravid is that he was first a hockey player (before he ventured into cricket).
Mr. Shivprakash was one of his coaches during the early years.
If you follow hockey then the names Sandeep Somesh and Anil Aldrin should ring a bell. He was a coach to these champions too.
Me: "Sir, have you noticed any change in school kids today compared to when you started off ?"
Sir: "Yes quite a bit actually! What’s most apparent is that a lot of kids don’t enjoy outdoor games so much, anymore. "
Me: "Is this something to worry about ?"
Sir: "I think this is where we come into the picture. Making the kids realize physical education is not just about the exercise, but about enjoying and using the opportunity of being able to play and learn any sport."
If you ever venture into ShivPrakash’s workspace, there’s one prop that you can’t miss - Clubs!
Club swinging has been a school tradition over the years and no one carries this with more pride than the master himself. The effortlessness with which he swings the pinhead clubs is an ode to the years of practice.
What’s the best thing about being in school?
Sir: "Being surrounded by students."
If this reminded you of a teacher who might have made an impact on you and your life?
Go drop them a message reminding them how special they are :)