At 9 am on a weekday, Abdul Mallik is busy wading through neck-high water, a tyre-tube around his waist, his tiffin box and shoes held in one hand above the muddy river.

It\'s hardly the average morning commute, but for this 40-year-old teacher, it\'s all in a day\'s work.

This is what it takes Mr Mallik to get to the primary school where he has been employed for 20 years in a village in the Malappuram district of Kerala.

\"If I go by bus, it takes me three hours to cover the 12-kilometre distance, but swimming through the river is easier, faster and I reach school on time,\" he says, after he emerges from the river 15 minutes later.

He changes into a dry set of clothes on the river bank, and then treks uphill for 10 minutes before he reaches school.

An average salary for government teachers like him is around Rs. 25,000.

The compensation, he says, lies elsewhere.

As he arrives at his classroom, a bunch of excited students surround him with their offerings of cards and letters for Teacher\'s Day.

A staunch environmentalist, he often takes his students swimming, hoping the field trip will impress upon them the need to save the river, swirling with filth, that he navigates every day.

A seven-year old student, Jahangir, smiles shyly when asked what he wants to be when he grows up. \"Like Mallik Master,\" he says.



Teachers are the source of inspiration,

they assist us in building our attitude and perception.

nothing can repay dis debt,

coz knowledge is unchangeable of all abstracts,


Remember those golden days of school and college,

we were restless and floating on fantasy foliage.

Teachers imparted the knowledge to decide a direction,

and made us worthy to settle in a qualified section.


scolding and beating was a part of curriculum,

and instantly go happy after getting a well done.

Teachers made us a respectful individuals,

by imbibing in us a series of etiquette.


All teachers are reverential,

but few are those who are memorable.

we bow for all the teachers,

this is also not enough for paying our tribute.


Wishing all the lovely teachers a happy teachers day,

this is the small token of love floated for them on this beautiful day.

respect and love everyone we have learnt for our teachers,

keep your good spirits for others to remember.

Some of the skin banks in India are:

1. RCBN Skin BankNational Burns Centre

Sector-13, Airoli, Samarth Ramdas Swami Marg,
Navi-Mumbai-400708 (INDIA).

Phone No: +91-22-2779 6660/61/62/63/64

Helpline No.: +91-22-2779 3333

Fax: +91-22-2779 4227

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2.Surya Hospital

Agarwal Marg, Lunanagar, Kasba Peth, Pune, MH 411011

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Sion (West),
Mumbai - 400022

Telephone Numbers: + 91 2407 6381, + 91 2406 3000, + 91 2409 2020, + 91 2408 2504

Phone:020 2445 4232, (020) 24574232
3. Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital
4. Choithram Hospital
Manik Bagh Road, Choithram College of Nursing, Indore, MP 452014
Phone:  0731-2362491-99 , 0731-4206750-59
5. Pune Hospital in Pune
Phone; (020) 24331706, 24331707
 6. Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi
Ring Road, Opp AIIMS
Phone: 011 2616 5032

Most schools in Rural India lack basic necessities. As basic as a desk. Children sit hunched for hours, leading to bad posture, poor eyesight and bad handwriting. An NGO, Aarambh came up with an interesting and unique solution to this problem. Watch how they converted waste cartons into school bags and portable desks at the same time. This video was originally posted by DDB Worldwide

Skin banking is a facility where the skin is collected from eligible deceased donor and processed as per international protocols.

Skin can be stored in the skin bank at 4-8o Celsius up to 5 years. The stored skin can be used for Burns Patient who have Deep Burns, Chemical Burns, Electrical Burns, Radiation Burns. Statistics have shown that 80% of the burn victims are women and children.

Burn Research suggests that skin removed from a dead person and grafted onto a severe burn victim is the nest covering for the victim. But not enough skin is donated to meet the needs.


Skin donation Procedure:

Skin donation is very simple procedure. After the death of a donor, the next of his/her authorized kin just need to call our burns helpline number 27643333 of National Burns Centre.

Once the call comes to National Burns Centre for skin donation, Our Skin retrieval team respond within half an-hour of receiving the call. They reach the place of death in a specialized Burns Ambulance. Consent of relative is taken & the retrieval team harvest the skin of the donor only from back and thigh with a special machine called DERMATOME. Only one eighth thickness of the skin is harvested so there is no disfiguring of body at all.It is not even visible to persons who come to pay their homage After the harvesting, the area is bandaged and the donors body is handed over to the next of the kin. This Procedure takes approximately 45 minutes.

Skin Donation, a programme initiated by the National Burns Centre in India, is working towards increasing the numbers of donations it receives in order to save more lives. The National Burn Centre in India reports that patients with 60% burn wounds or more have a 100% mortality rate, which could be prevented with skin donations. By raising awareness through events such as lectures, camps and programmes, Skin Donation hopes to open up more centres around India, creating a network of skin donation programmes.

Cadaveric skin can be extremely useful in treating severe burn wounds. The National Burns Centre reports that 80% of severe burn patients could be saved if more skin donations are acquired. The cadaveric skin is grafted onto burn patients, controlling the loss of fluid and body heat, relieving pain, as well as protecting the patient from deadly infections.

in skin graft, one need not match tissue of donor and recipient. Any individuals skin can be grafted. It offers temporary protection for the patient against fatal infections.

Skin grafts are expensive to procure. It is tough to get skin from living donors. Hence skin from the dead are easier to use. Advances in technology help preserve the skin that can be rolled like a tape for three-four years, said Shinde. Skin from back and legs are taken from bodies and preserved in 85 per cent glycerol. Strips of skin are kept in sterile vials, which are sealed and stored.

Patients with over 30 to 40 per cent burns will benefit from this treatment as cadaveric skin can temporarily cover burn wounds. Eighty per cent of burns patients can be thus saved.

Skin Banks In India:

For More Details refer the following websites: