Students, villagers protest, demand repair of school building

A view of damaged school building in Ghordi area of Udhampur.
A view of damaged school building in Ghordi area of Udhampur.

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, Oct 8: The student of Government Primary School, Mohalla Tallian, Zone Ghordi ( Ramnagar) under SSA and local villagers held protest demonstration today demanding repair of damaged school building.
The protesting students and villagers raised slogans against the Education Department and the Udhampur District Administration. They alleged that no repair work on school building was conducted for the last about 16 months and student are forced to study under the open sky.
They pointed out that this Govt Primary School was constructed during 2010-11, under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and around 50 are enrolled. Its building is now lying in shambles.
On June 6, 2017 heavy rain and thunderstorm totally damage this school building but after so many months, no repair work on this school building was initiated by the concerned authorities. Its roof has been collapsed. During rainy days, children are facing lot of difficulties. Their studies are affected as school is closed in case of rain.
Protesters further alleged that there was no provision of Mid Day meals and the drinking water in the school. There is no toilet for students or staff and no boundary wall has been raised in the school. The children and staff are facing manifold problems. Locals of the area appealed to State Governor to intervene into the matter.