Allegations of threats, as NTMS re-opens

Allegations of threats, as NTMS re-opens

Even though admissions began at Maharani’s New Type Model School (NTMS), allegations of vested interests resorting to tricks to drive students away from the School, by issuing threats to parents, surfaced on Monday.

One of the parents, R Manjula has also lodged a police complaint in this regard at Mandi Police Station in this regard.

According to the complaint, two unidentified persons had visited her residence at around 11.30 am on Sunday and threatened her against sending her children to NTMS.

Speaking to press persons, she said that they promised to facilitate admission to her children at the nearby Sadvidya School in the city and provide free education.

“They said that poor people should know their limitations and should not get involved in such controversies. They demanded me to fill an application form for Sadvidya School and promised to teach my children free till second PUC at the institute,” she said.

Police officials who were present at the venue promised to look into the issue.

In another incident, reported during the day, local corporator Nagbhushan approached the headmaster of Sadvidya Higher Primary and Primary School seeking admission to three students of NTMS.

S S Kotappa, headmaster of the School however denied giving admissions as there was a dispute regarding NTMS.

“The corporator had come along with a parent seeking admission to three students. However, admission was not given,” he said.

When contacted Nagbhushan denied that he had visited Sadvidya School to seek admission to three students of NTMS. “I had visited NTMS seeking admission to one of my relatives,” he said.

New students

A total of 13 new students were admitted to various classes at NTMS on Monday.

Deputy Director of Public Instruction, T R Basappa who visited the school said that the ‘admission campaign’ for the school will continue to increase the intake of students.

With the new admissions, total strength of the controversial school increased to 28. But, only 24 students were present on the first day.

Journalist Rajshekar Koti, one of the activists who had protested against the free transfer of NTMS to the Ashram said that soon, a programme would be launched at the School, where renowned thinkers and writers would act as guest teachers on various topics.

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