Government school to be moved to Dharmshala in Bhiwani village : The Tribune India


Tribune press service

Bhiwani, November 10

Devsar Village Public Primary School of Bhiwani District will be relocated to a village dharmshala due to the poor condition of the school building.

The newly elected village sarpanch, Sajya Devsaria, threatened to observe the strike and demanded the immediate intervention of the administration to repair the dilapidated school building.

The sarpanch said that after his ultimatum, the administration sent a team of officials to the school today who assured to provide a grant for the school repair works. “We will make alternative arrangements to temporarily relocate the school to a dharmshala until the building is repaired,” he said, adding that there were fears an untoward incident could occur due the dilapidated state of the building.

The sarpanch said he visited the school yesterday and found that classes were taking place under the trees with no secure rooms. School authorities said the school building was declared condemned about five years ago.

For fear of an accident, parents would withdraw their children from school each year, as the number of students at the school fell from 250 last year to just 80 this year.

Devasria said he demanded that the Ministry of Education begin repair work immediately and threatened to call a strike if the administration did not learn of the problem soon.

Villagers said the primary school building had been in a dilapidated state for many years. But the school staff had no choice but to hold classes at the school as it had a good force of students from the village.

School authorities said they avoided holding classes in the halls and sat under the trees on the premises to avoid any mishaps. “We have to announce a holiday on rainy days,” said a schoolteacher.

Move after the sarpanch threatens to strike

  • The newly elected village sarpanch, Sajya Devsaria, threatened to observe the strike and demanded the immediate intervention of the administration to repair the dilapidated school building.
  • The administration had sent a team of officials to the school on Thursday who assured to provide a grant for the school’s repair work.

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