Seldom do we come across a person so selfless that he dedicates his life to spread literacy among children for the token sum of Taka 1 a day for his labour. Nobody asked Lutfar Rahman to do what he has been doing for the last 40 years in Baguria village of Gaibandha. Today, his reach has increased to at least three other adjacent villages. The man in question couldn't study beyond SSC, and yet here he is going from village to village on his bicycle teaching primary schoolgoing children and the children of low-income families who can't afford to send their children to school.
What is interesting here is that he does not want to make money out of teaching. It's about the respect he has earned from the people he has helped along his unique journey as a selfless person who is only interested in educating children. The children of poor farmers send their children because they understand the importance of education and the local administration recognised his service to the community and gave him a bicycle for his troubles. The fact that Lutfar never raised his fees nor took help from any quarter makes him unique and reminds us that all is not lost. We haven't all fallen prey to the race to riches and there are people like Lutfar in our midst to remind us that one does not have to be accomplished in life to help others less fortunate than ourselves.