A teacher at Chhattisgarh primary school teaches 'daaru piyo' to students.
A government teacher at Chhattisgarh primary school teaches 'daaru piyo' to students.Twiiter/ANI

A teacher at a government-run primary school in Chhattisgarh's Korea district has been giving lessons on drinking. The teacher, who often comes to shool drunken, was caught on the camera asking his students to pronounce "daaru piyo" (drink liquor).

A local journalist filmed the teacher, Shivbaran, of Unnayan Primary School in Murma area of Korea district while he was giving lessons to the young students to go tipsy on Friday.

In the video, the teacher, who had written the Hindi words -- "daaru piyo" -- on the blackboard, can be seen asking the students to repeat it after him.

He later confessed to teaching in a drunken state. He also admitted that he would often reach the school drunken, NDTV reported.

However, Shivbaran said that apart from teaching "daaru piyo", he also taught the students "according to syllabus".

After admitting it on camera, the teacher later tried to defend himself saying he had stopped drinking as he also apologised for his act.

"No, I have given up drinking long ago. I admit my mistake. I will never come drunk to school and teach students," he was quoted as saying by some TV channels.

After the teacher's clip went viral, the district administration has now promised action against Shivbaran.

"Being drunk at the work place is against the ideal behavior of a government official especially for a teacher. If this has been done by a teacher then we will investigate and take strict action against him," Korea district collector Sanjiv Jha said.