In pics: The lengths to which our children go for attending school

  • Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 14, 2014 12:32 IST

They hang on from buses, take boats across swelling rivers or haggle with rickshaw drivers to get to school. Not each one of them has the perks for commuting in a chauffeur driven car or a bus that picks them up from front of their house. They even take secluded roads but don't let the perils come in way of receiving education.

On the occasion of Children's Day, here's a tribute to their efforts in pictures:

Students cross a make-do bridge on their way to school in Lalgarh, West Midnapore Jangalmahal in West Bengal. (HT Photo/Samir Mondal)

Students of a government elementary school, Bada Arayi Majra in Patiala, holds hands and

help each other cross a narrow concrete bar in the middle of a rivulet. (HT Photo/Bharat Bhushan)

Firoz Khan, a ninth grade student lost both his legs in a train accident while returning from school

at Mumbai's Dockyard Road Station. His classmates help him commute from school to his home.

(HT Photo/Kalpak Pathak)

Firoz Khan's friends help him cross a road. (HT Photo/Kalpak Pathak)

Students hang from the doors of a bus on their way back home from school in Delhi's Badarpur area.

(HT Photo/Arvind Yadav)

Students take a boat to school in Sundarban's Rangabelia. (HT Photo/Samir Jana)

Students haggle with an auto-rickshaw driver in the middle of the road in Delhi's Badarpur area.

(HT Photo/Arvind Yadav)

Three students ride on one scooty on their way back home from school at Delhi's Daryagunj crossing.

(HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Seems like there was room for one more on a scooty. Four students are seen riding a scooty.

(HT Photo/Burhaan Kinu)

Students take a lonely road back home from school Delhi's Dwarka area. (HT Photo/Vipin Kumar)

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