Why did the village elders occupy the back benches of M Hamel’s classroom that day?

 

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Comment on the significance of the villagers sitting at the back in M. Hamel’s classroom. (SQP 2020-21)

Answer:
The presence of the villagers in Mr Hamel’s class on his last day at school was, in reality, a reflection of their tremendous respect for him. They came to express their gratitude to Mr. Hamel for his forty years of devoted service. Also, they had come to pay respect to the nation that was no longer their own. All their lives, they had put off learning and now, they were there to show their regret and also, their respect towards their mother tongue. 

That day, the back benches were occupied by the former mayor, former post master, old Hauser with his three-cornered hat and several others. Hauser was carrying his primer book too. Everyone was sad and full of repentance for procrastinating education. M Hamel said that it was the lack of education that had made them lose their freedom.

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