400 students from 9 villages packed in 4 rooms demand new school building in MP
Bhopal, August 29: During the recent celebrations of the 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave Indians the new term--"New India"--which will be powerful, strong and self-sufficient by 2022.
However, if we look into ground realities, the very structure of India is a weak one, especially in the fields of health and education. Take the case of students of Naharpur village in Madhya Pradesh.
On Monday, a group of 400-odd students of the village school staged a demonstration to demand a proper school building for them as all of them are being forced to study in just four classrooms. Imagine 400 children packed inside four rooms which means on an average 100 students study in one room at a time. If this is not gross negligence then we don't know what it is.
In fact, in the Naharpur village school, students from eight other villages study as these villages have no school of their own.
Photographs taken by a lensman of news agency ANI brought to light how these youngsters have been forced to protest when they were supposed to study because they are being treated as "cattle" by the Indian education system.
MP: Students in Naharpur village staged demonstration asking for a school building as 400+ students from 9 villages have to study in 4 rooms pic.twitter.com/RKPywV956e— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2017
Unless and until, students are not given basic facilities like a proper school where 400 students can study like humans and not animals, how would the dream of the PM of establishing a "New India" be fulfilled?