When Rajnath Singh stopped his vehicle to garland Maulvi saab

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday recalled how Maulvi saab who used be his teacher punished him as a kid waited with a garland to welcome him when he became a minister in the Uttar Pradesh government.

An emotional Singh recalled the incident at the convocation of Lucknow University, reported DNA.

“When I was in primary school, a Maulvi sahab, who was our physical education teacher, used to cane students if they indulged in indiscipline. After the punishment, we would do the right thing,” .
“When I became education minister of Uttar Pradesh… On the way to my hometown… near Chandauli, I saw a 90-year-old man on the roadside… I immediately recognised he was my teacher.

As a tribute to his teacher, the minister garlanded the Maulvi sahab instead.

“I got my vehicle stopped. The Maulvi sahab was holding a garland to welcome me … I garlanded him instead, touched his feet and sought blessings. My teacher started crying and that made me emotional too,” the minister said.