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Ryan murder: Gurgaon district admin assures parents on safety measures

A 15-point power point presentation was shown to the parents, which covered all safety concerns, including the installation of CCTV cameras and the construction of toilets for non-teaching staff.

gurgaon Updated: Sep 23, 2017 22:02 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Portable cabins were installed near the gate to check the entry of non-teaching staff into the school. Parents had refused to send their children if the same toilets were used by the students and non-teaching staff.
Portable cabins were installed near the gate to check the entry of non-teaching staff into the school. Parents had refused to send their children if the same toilets were used by the students and non-teaching staff.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Gurgaon deputy commissioner, Vinay Pratap Singh, held a meeting with parents at the Ryan International School’s Bhondsi premises on Saturday with regards to the school administration and apprised them of security measures taken by the district administration. The school is scheduled to reopen on Monday.

Sandya Lal Das was designated the principal and school head on Saturday. The school was shut since the murder of a class 2 student on September 8 in a school toilet.

A 15-point power point presentation was also shown to the parents, which covered all safety concerns, including the installation of CCTV cameras and the construction of toilets for non-teaching staff.

The presentation had all the details of the bus attendants who will be deployed in school vehicles, GPS fitting in the buses, attendants deployed outside the toilet and coverage of the entire premises under CCTV cameras.

The presentation also specified ongoing construction work, which is in full swing going inside and outside the school premises for increased security.

Singh, during the two-hour interaction with the parents and teachers, replied to more than 50 queries. The major concern raised by the parents was pertaining to the officials who will be responsible for the safety and security after three months when the district administration will hand over the charge to the school management.

“If any security lapse is found after handing over the school to the management, the school management will be responsible for the same. The handing over after three months will be decided by the higher authorities. We will ensure all measures are in place and parents’ queries are resolved,” said Singh.

“I held a detailed interaction with parents and they were satisfied with the discussion. The presentation shown to them specified all measures taken by the administration to ensure safety and security of each student inside the premises,” said Singh.

Porta cabins were installed near the gate to check the entry of non-teaching staff into the school. Parents had refused to send their children if the same toilets were used by the students and non-teaching staff.

A school safety committee was also formed and will be presided over by the school principal and include two parents who will be selected through a draw next Saturday. The deputy commissioner has asked the school staff to send applications to parents so that those interested to volunteer can fill and deposit the same.

“The criteria to choose two volunteer parents will be fair and transparent. Those interested can fill the applications,” said Singh.

He assured parents that all safety measures have been taken and asked them to send their wards for classes from Monday as students have missed several classes.

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