Night schools to provide study room for street children

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Mumbai, Feb 15 (PTI) Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray,the son of Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray,today said the night schools run by the Brihanmumbai MunicipalCorporation (BMC) will be open to the poor children who haveto study by street-lights.

BMC is controlled by Shiv Sena and BJP.

"To ensure that those who study under the street-lightsdo not get addicted to drugs, etc, a classroom will be keptopen in 16 night schools for them where facilities like waterand electricity will be available," he said at a pressconference here.

Aditya is actively involved in the party''s student wing,Yuva Sena. He told reporters that there are about 19 lakhstudents studying in BMC-run night schools.

In order to promote art and culture and encouragebudding artists, Aditya demanded the BMC set up a separate artand culture department for its students and the walls of Metrosubway must be allowed to display paintings and photographs.

"As there is a dearth of space, the walls of the250-meter long Metro subway near St Xavier''s College must beprovided for young and budding artists to display their work."

"The walls are dirty and covered with spit, so we thoughtusing the area as outlet for creativity will serve a purpose,"Aditya said.

"We can tie up with the J J School of Arts and ask themto put up their work." he said. .

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