‘Gamocha is Basically an Animal’: Teacher Calls Assam Culture Symbol an Animal, Netizens Give Slow Claps
For the unversed, Gamocha is a red and white rectangular piece of woven cloth, often gifted as a gesture of respect and appreciation. It is one of the most recognisable cultural symbols of Assam.
New Delhi: FACEPALM! An old video clip of a teacher conducting an online multiple-choice questions (MCQ) session has gone viral once again. In the video, a GradeUp teacher can be seen taking a GK quiz where he explains to his students the importance of ‘Gamocha’. But in doing so, he calls Gomacha “an animal”.
For the unversed, Gamocha (pronounced Gamosa or Gamusa) is a red and white rectangular piece of woven cloth, often gifted as a gesture of respect and appreciation. It is one of the most recognisable cultural symbols of Assam and the pattern is widely seen in sarees, traditional outfits and furnishing products.
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However, the teacher in the video seemed confident to prove to his students that Gamocha is indeed an animal. As a result, it turned into a meme fest and was widely circulated on Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media platforms.
Watch the Viral Video:
This is not Static GK, its a dynamic misinformation. Utterly shocking and disdainful. Have you fired the teacher yet @gradeupapp ? Please don't say it was a slip of tongue, he literally reiterated that Gamocha is an animal.@parthatribune @mrinaltalukdar8 may like to look. pic.twitter.com/bkRS2zzBEr
— Sandeepan B (@sandeepan_b) August 25, 2021
"Gamocha is basically an animal!" 😀 IYKYK https://t.co/BKCMOp0ibO
— Sumit Adhikari (@ADSoomeet) August 25, 2021
The video is one or two years old and was first published on YouTube with the title ‘SSC JE 2020 Marathon Class’. Many people on the internet criticized the teacher as well as GradeUp, which is an online exam preparation agency, for misleading students by sharing incorrect facts and teaching a wrong concept about the prestigious tradition of Assam.
Gamosa, a symbol of Assam's pride and identity, is well known far and wide. pic.twitter.com/el6ZH75I7U
— MyGov Assam (@mygovassam) August 25, 2021
GradeUp later replied to the video apologising for the blunder. “We sincerely apologise for this. In an old Youtube video, a faculty made a factual error while addressing the class. The faculty is no longer working with us. We ensure that Gradeup as an organisation works to provide the best exam preparation for each student to excel,” they said.
We sincerely apologise for this. In an old Youtube video, a faculty made a factual error while addressing the class. The faculty is no longer working with us. We ensure that Gradeup as an organisation works to provide the best exam preparation for each student to excel.
— BYJU'S Exam Prep (@Byjus_ExamPrep) August 25, 2021
"Gamocha", a cultural symbol of Assam, is an 'ANIMAL'? The level of ignorance of this tutor is mind-boggling. @himantabiswa sir – you will need to do much more to educate Indianshttps://t.co/1SOPcIcsBc
— Paritosh Chakma (@paritosh_chakma) August 25, 2021
This is a 'Gamocha' you idiots.
Tell me, do you think this is an animal?#GamochaIsNotAnAnimal#Gamocha#RespectTheGamocha pic.twitter.com/svsr1SFeRZ
— The Lazy Witch (@TheLazyWitch3) August 25, 2021
Aapna cultural symbol Gamocha is an animal.. yeh teachers nasha karke class kyu leta hai?? @himantabiswa @ranojpeguassam @PMOIndia @dpradhanbjp @sarbanandsonwal pic.twitter.com/TTzhtuAOAz
— 𝕿𝖍𝖊 𝕽𝖎𝖌𝖍𝖙𝖒𝖆𝖗𝖊 🇮🇳 (@nath_pratim) August 25, 2021
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