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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Govt school at Chhawani Mohalla to finally move to a safer building

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, June 24, 2014
First Published: 11:42 IST(24/6/2014) | Last Updated: 11:44 IST(24/6/2014)

After the efforts of NGOs and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office, authorities have now decided to shift students from Government High School, Chhawani Mohalla, to Government Senior Secondary School, Kundanpuri.

The school has been shifted citing safety reasons and will run during the evening time. It was declared unsafe after the SSA authorities had written to the education secretary that besides headmistress office, three classrooms of the school were unsafe for study, and that students must be shifted to some other building.

District education officer, secondary, Gurjot Singh, while talking HT, said, “We have informed the schools authorities to shift the students to Government Senior Secondary School, Kundanpuri.

The orders have been given after several complaints about the poor condition of classrooms at the school. The ground floor the school building is at the lower level than the road level, due to which water gets accumulated in rooms during rains. The roof of the building is also completely destroyed by termites.”

It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab education secretary Anjali Bawra on May 7 had ordered to shift students from Government High School, Chhawani Mohalla, to Government Senior Secondary School, Kundanpuri, but officiating DEO, secondary, Charanjit Singh, failed to follow the orders on time.

After the delay of over 20 days, he had sent directed the school headmistress to shift the school students.

Sukhdhir Singh Sekhon, president, Navchetna Child Welfare Society, said, “We are happy that after putting so much effort to press the authorities to shift the school by our NGO, they have now decided to shifted it to a safer building.”

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