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Blind students complain against institution

THE VISUALLY impaired students at Mahesh Drishtiheen Kalyan Sangh have complained about the mismanagement at the donation-run government-recognised institution where SDM Urmila Chourasia is the receiver.

india Updated: Mar 18, 2006 13:16 IST

THE VISUALLY impaired students at Mahesh Drishtiheen Kalyan Sangh have complained about the mismanagement at the donation-run government-recognised institution where SDM Urmila Chourasia is the receiver.

The City’s well-known institution for visually challenged conducts school for girls from class I to VIII while high school and college students live in its hostel. The total strength of the institution is 102.

In a written complaint submitted to District Collector Vivek Aggarwal, they have demanded immediate appointment of a hostel warden and issuance of their mark sheets, which had not been given to them. They also complained of inadequate meals being served to them and any protests on their part are met with threats of expulsion from the institution.

The students have also complained against Chourasia for neglecting their complaints and using impolite language when they demand solution to their problems. Citing other problems, they said they had to arrange for writers to write examinations on their behalf as the institution failed to procure for them.

Their other grievance was that they have none to attend them if they complain of health problems and moreover they are made to fetch water and help maids in kitchen though they should be devoting time to studies at this time of year.

When contacted, Kalyan Sangh headmistress Dr Aradhana Sahay cited shortage of staff as the reason behind shortcomings. She said that it is difficult to manage with 12 women peons and four teachers including herself to manage the school and hostel.

She added that Chourasia has sealed the almirah containing class X and XII mark sheets fearing that the students would lose them.

“The mark sheets of college students have been distributed to most of them,” she told the Hindustan Times. When inquired, Chourasia said allegations levelled against her are baseless.

Children are fed well and taken to hospital whenever required while writers have been duly arranged. Warden Pradipti Dubey was suspended for impropriety a month back. Appointment of a new warden and filling up of other vacant posts will done once the management committee elections that are to be held shortly are over, she added. According to her the institution is under constant police watch.