Students in Shidlaghatta demand better facilities for their school

Childrens village meet

Students in Shidlaghatta demand better facilities for their school

 The Makkala Gram Sabha organised at Government High School in Melur recently witnessed active participation by the students, who sought immediate solution to the problems that their schools (in the gram panchayat jurisdiction) were facing.

The students, without mincing words, asked the officials, why no effort has been made to repair their school building which is in a dilapidated condition. They wanted to know, why their school was deprived of a library, while other schools in the taluk had one.
“Our school lacks a good building.

There are no computers in our school. We want to learn computers,” said Ravikumar, a student. At this, Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer B S Shekharappa said the school building will be demolished as it is very old and build a new one in that place. School headmistress Manjula said computers will be provided in the third phase of a government scheme. Computer teachers will also be recruited later, she added.

When Bhavana, VIII standard student complained that anganwadi workers do not provide nutritional food supplement to mothers and their children in the village on a regular basis, the authorities concerned promised to take action against the erring workers.

The participating students threw light on lack of doctors at the government hospital in their village and also the alleged practice of collecting money from poor patients. They urged the authorities to asphalt the stretch between Bhaktarahalli to Ragamakalahalli, repair of mid-day meal room and having a compound for Chowdasandra School.
ZP CEO Shekharappa asked the school headmasters to address their school problems with the help of gram panchayat’s assistance.

Following complaints that after the weekly shandy leftovers are uncleared near the school, Panchayat president Manjunath promised to shift the shandy venue and also to clear the garbage. Besides, he said a stretch connecting Melur and Bhaktarahalli will be asphalted.

Environmentalist Yellappa Reddy, Deputy Director Public Instruction Ajit Prasad, TP Executive Officer Vijaya Prakash, Child Rights Organisation’s Padmini and others were present.

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