In Bahawalpur, the District Administration has decided to confer VIP status on its school teachers. A special card has been issued to give effect to this status. In addition to the symbolic recognition, material benefits have also been attached with the cards:
- Dozens of businesses and service providers, including transport companies, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, laboratories, pharmacies, retailers, etc. have entered into partnership agreement with the District Administration whereby the holders of these cards – the teachers – would be given up to 50 % discount.
- The transport companies would offer them special and priority seating.
- Doctors and other such service providers would attend to them without any prior appointment. Government offices would arrange one-window facilities where the teachers would not have to wait in long queues.
- They would not require any permission to meet any functionary of the District Administration and would simply walk in.
This symbolic move, on the one hand, would give a wake-up call to the entire society that it needs to realize the importance of teachers and the respect which we shall give them, and on the other, place an obligation on teachers too to perform their duties in whole hearted and devoted manner.
Bahawalpur District Intiatives