THE COMPELLING NUMBER-CRUNCHER: Ma’am Kusum Kamboj

Juggling with mathematical formula is always fun-filled bizarre,
I never found any better math teacher than Ma’am Kamboj in my memoir,
The way she taught us calculations are still fresh and acts as lodestar,
Having fun with mental math under her supervision made us Mathematics’ star.

She never got irritated while answering any question for multiple queries,
Her explanations are inveterate,be it tables or geometric series,
She explained word problems and solutions so nicely and left no worries,
How to do math neatly with proper explanation, never left us in flurries.

The best thing was she cared and respected each student’s emotion,
Whether the students were brilliant or weak she treated everyone equally without discrimination,
She taught us mathematics of life with all her dedication,
And boosted our moral whenever we were in kind of confusion.

I don’t remember if she had ever lost her cool and temper,
qualities of loving, caring and nurturing mother is all embedded in her character,
Apart from academics, she taught us best of behaviour,
I was lucky to learn from her in Junior School and even after.

If I am a good human being, she is responsible,
Whatever she is doing and did for us is unrepayable,
No matter whatever we do to make her comfortable,
But being her student will always remain memorable.

– Modassir Mushtaque


This piece was shared by Modassir Mushtaque (School Vice Captain, Patel House Captain & School Cricket Captain, Session 2009-10) on September 30, 2019.

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