Two days before UT adviser’s visit, Hallomajra school cleans up mess

  • Nikhil Sharma, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2015 10:20 IST
Students cleaning one of the classrooms at Government High School in Hallomajra on Saturday. Karun Sharma/HT

Two days before the scheduled visit of UT adviser Vijay Dev to Government High School, Hallomajra, the school authorities on Saturday went on an overdrive to place the things in order.

The entire school building was cleaned and floors mopped, a day after HT highlighted the sorry state of affairs at the school, where around 2,800 students are made to study in most hazardous conditions.

DPI (schools) Kamlesh Kumar, along with deputy DPI Saroj Mittal, visited the school on Saturday. Taking note of the HT report, the DPI and his deputy directed the school authorities to spruce the premises up.

The school doesn’t have a boundary wall and the area is surrounded by wild vegetation.

When the HT team revisited the school on Saturday, workers were on job to fence the school premises with a barbed wire. The contractor hired by the department said the entire area would be fenced using mash and barbed wires.

The DPI has also instructed the school officials to install 17 ceiling fans, 12 CCTV cameras, 2 biometric machines, 20 tubelights at the the temple premises where classes are being run.

A 6-foot high mesh would isolate the temple from the school’s main building.

Students and teachers of the school were seen cleaning walls, fans and mopping floors. Students were seen carrying buckets full of water to the third floor for the job.

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