Girls hostel at meritorious school to be functional by March end: DC

  • Usmeet Kaur, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2015 17:13 IST

During a surprise visit to Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students here on Friday, deputy commissioner (DC) Ravi Bhagat inspected various facilities at the school and interacted with the students and teachers to know about the academic development and teething problems.

The DC also announced the under-construction girls’ hostel to become functional from March 31. At present, as many as 221 girl students at the school are living in the boys’ hostel building — eight girls sharing a room.

Besides this, Bhagat also announced that the coaching classes for various competitive exams would be commencing from March 9.

Meanwhile, the food tender for the school had also been renewed, said the DC, adding the students would get new flavour of foods to taste.

“The development of meritorious school is our responsibility. I make sure that I visit here once in every month and interact with the students to know about their problems. The school is preparing the students for various competitive exams, thus their academic development needs to be reviewed time and again,” said the DC, who gave away books gifted by chief minister Prakash Singh Badal to four girls.

“Besides books, I have given the four girls scholarship money of Rs 10,000 each. They have scored more than 90% and are from poor families,” said the DC.

Meanwhile, the students and staff asked the DC for gardeners and sweepers for the maintenance of the school ground and the campus.

At the entry of the school, heaps of garbage are laying scattered and the entry passage is a ‘kuchha’ road, besides the boundary wall has broken patches and no greenery is added to it.

To this, the DC, “I will make sure the entry of the school is made presentable, sanitation is maintained and horticulture planting is done on and off the school campus.”

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