Our School Peon
Essay No. 01
Sanjay is my school peon. He is about 42 years old. He is lean and thin. He wears a Khaki shirt and Khaki trousers. He wears a cap on his head.
His duties are not many. He generally sits on the bench outside the principal’s office. He attends to the calls of the Principal. He does not allow any visitor to enter the principal’s office without permission.
He is very honest and sincere. The principal has full faith in him. He sometimes transacts money to the bank. He is very humble and polite. He obeys the orders of the teachers and the office clerks.
He is head peon. He thinks himself to be the master of other peons and often scolds them. He makes them to work. Sanjay never gets angry with the students. All the students fear him very much.
I like Sanjay very much. He is very low paid but he looks after a big family. He lives hand to mouth. I sometimes offer him some money festival days and give him old clothes for his children to wear.
Essay No. 02
My School Peon
The peon is an important figure in the school. He is the first to come to school and the last to go home. It is he who opens the classrooms in the morning and shuts them after the school is over. He also dusts the Principal’s office and keeps the things in order. He looks after the cleanliness of the school. He is the backbone of the school.
The peon puts on a uniform. This uniform can be either white or khaki. He generally sits on a stool outside the Principal’s office. He rings the school bell. He carries notices from the Principal to different classes for teachers and students. Whenever he brings a notice of some holiday, the students feel happy. He has to be very watchful and active. He is always on his toes.
The peon is a much sought-after person in the school. He acts as a link between the visitors and the Principal. He serves water to the principal and also brings tea for him. He goes here and there in the school campus. He takes care of school property. He does not let any student pluck flowers grown in flower-pots. If anything goes wrong anywhere in the school, he reports the matter to the Principal.
The peon is an uneducated person. However he can read and write according to his need. He works hard but his pay is small. The school boys do sometimes help him. Something must be done to improve his lot.