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Rs 68 lakh for flutes, drums at schools with no teachers

It doesn’t seem to matter that about 1,000 of these Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools don’t have teachers who can teach the children to play the musical instruments, reports Sayli Udas Mankikar.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2009 14:07 IST
Sayli Udas Mankikar

The civic corporation wants to buy musical instruments for its 1,200 schools in Mumbai at a cost of Rs 68.5 lakh because it believes that teaching students to play musical instruments is important for their “overall personality and social development”.

It doesn’t seem to matter that about 1,000 of these Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation schools don’t have teachers who can teach the children to play the musical instruments. Unmindful, the BMC has decided to buy 2,885 instruments, including saxophones, flutes, drums, shehnais, harmoniums and trumpets.

The civic corporation also seems to also be overlooking the earlier fiasco — the instruments bought for civic schools went to waste after it lay in the storehouse for months and was destroyed by white ants.