New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The parents of Rinki Kaushik, who died on March 26 after being hit by her teacher, today received a cheque of Rs one lakh as ex-gratia.
Delhi Education and Tourism Minister Arvinder Singh handed over the cheque and offered his condolences to the family.
Rinki, a class ten student of the Dinkar Model school in Kondli, died at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital in Punjabi Bagh after remaining in a state of coma for over two months. She had sustained serious head injuries after the teacher beat her up for not taking tuitions from him.
Mr Arvinder Singh said the Indian system of education did not permit corporal punishment and such incidents will be severely dealt with in the future.
Urging parents and guardians to report such incidents, he said the education department will ensure that the guilty be brought to book at the earliest.
''Children are our future leaders and we should inculcate leadership qualities in them so that they become good and responsible citizens... They have tender minds and it is the responsibility of the parents and teachers to show them the right path to success,'' he added.
He said children must be encouraged to exploit their potential to the maximum.
''It is the duty of the whole society to nurture young talent so that they bloom like beautiful flowers,'' he added.
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