Raipur, July 28: Just imagine the plight of small children who are being forced to study under a tree, no matter if it rains or the sun shines bright.
The students of a government school in Chhattisgarh's Jagima village are studying under a tree in an open field as they have no school building. The construction of the building has been stopped as the state government and some villagers are fighting over the land on which the school was supposed to come up, stated a report by news agency ANI.
Since the authorities have failed to resolve the land dispute, children have no school building and their classes are taking place under a tree.
The ANI report added that if it rains heavily then the students of the school either go to a nearby Anganwadi to take shelter or their classes get cancelled. This way the students lose a lot of their study hours in the school as most often weather plays a spoilsport.
"Balrampur: Students of a government school in Jagima village study under a tree due to dispute between the govt & some villagers over the land allotted for the school's construction. Classes get stalled or are conducted in nearby Anganwadi during rainfall. #Chhattisgarh," tweeted ANI.
Balrampur: Students of a government school in Jagima village study under a tree due to dispute between the govt & some villagers over the land allotted for the school's construction. Classes get stalled or are conducted in nearby Anganwadi during rainfall. #Chhattisgarh pic.twitter.com/cfCFkUNNhz— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2018
On Friday, OneIndia wrote about leaking roofs of a Madhya Pradesh school. In fact, tired by the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities to fix the leaking roofs of their school building, students of the government school in Dindori, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday submitted a memorandum to the district council. Their memorandum was addressed to President Ramnath Kovind.
"During monsoon, water drips from the roof in every classroom. There are no washrooms and it has been like this for many years, please help us," stated the memorandum addressed to the President.
Be it Chhattisgarh or Madhya Pradesh, school education, mostly in rural areas, is in shambles. It seems the government is not at all serious about improving the school education system in the country, but the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre talks about giving institute of excellence status to a select few varsities.