Bantwal: ‘Scholarship master’ – Retired teacher helps in getting Rs 5 crore for poor students

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (MS)

Bantwal, Oct 6: Scholarship changes the life of financially poor students. State governments, various departments, corporations and foundations give scholarship to students in order to encourage them to study. A teacher has made it his mission of life by getting these scholarship to the deserving students.

This retired teacher, who is popularly known as ‘Scholarship Master’ has helped to get Rs five crore scholarship to financially poor students.

Retired teacher Narayana Naik (80) has achieved this unique distinction. He resides in Karpe village of the taluk. He is helping students to realize their dreams by providing help to secure scholarship.

Naik visits educational institutions, government offices and private organizations and communicates with them through orientation and guides them to seek the right scholarship. In the last one year itself Naik has visited more than 200 schools of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

Naik got retired in 2001 after serving as teacher for 38 long years. Instead of spending his retired life with children and grandchildren, this teacher is very much involved himself in social service.

Narayana Naik says, “I am doing this since the time I was a teacher. After retirement, I have got more time to devote to this cause. This gives me happiness. Now I am totally dedicated as a resource person for scholarships.”

Naik spends more than half of his Rs 40000 pension for the travelling expenses in order to go to schools and institutions. He says that education is the key to success and everyone should give attention towards getting good education.

Naik says that he always gives preference to students of government schools and colleges who top in studies but are financially poor. I visit their houses and guide them to get the proper scholarship.

In addition, Naik also coordinates with NGOs and Foundations who provide scholarships. In the last year Rs 16 lac scholarship was given to eligible and deserving students because of Naik’s efforts.

Hariprasad Shetty, principal of government first grade college, who knows Naik for the past 25 years says, “Naik is one of the most selfless individuals I have seen in my life. Many rural students have got the benefit from his noble service. His spirit even at the age of 80 is commendable.”






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  • Mary Xavier Furtado, Mumbai

    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    Great initiative and selfless service by an teacher. With his efforts many students and youth will come out as good citizens with out divert of minds to other unwanted activities. The authorities should seriously appreciate his service and recommend him for Padma Award. May God give him good health and long life.

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    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    A noble soul I salute this great man May god bless him sir

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Oct 07 2022

    He has in his blood.With heart and soul he is a teacher.May God bless him and give more healthy years to help some more students to their luck.Someone could may be nominieren to get a govt.Prize?honour?

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  • Agnes, Mangalore

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Shame on our rotten ministers and politicians.

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  • Dr Alexander Dsouza, USA

    Sat, Oct 08 2022

    No Jokes. There is no shame in BJP

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  • Ravi, mangalore

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    God bless you.... YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER AS WELL AS A GREAT SOCIAL WORKER ... Commendable job Sir... may you have many happy memories to cherish during this retired life.. Once again God Bless You....

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  • ashok, Kundapura / Qatar

    Thu, Oct 06 2022

    Great job doing Sir, God bless you.

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