Schools are considered as the 'second home' for students. It is also a place to worship education. But what if these temples of education are hot and humid because there is no electricity in the premises for months.
This situation came to light as the government schools in Noida face a situation where there is no electricity supplied to the premises. It is the case of government primary school in Aggahpur village of Noida's Sector 41. The concerned electricity department of the area has cut connections of this school and other schools nearby as they failed to clear the power bill dues. As per the official record, 264 students are enrolled and there is a senior secondary school and an anganwadi center. Due to failure in clearing the dues, all of them have been without power since April.
As soon as the matter came to light, District Magistrate N.P. Singh told a national daily, he was aware of the situation of the schools. He called the meeting of the concerned officials and had given directions to the Electricity Department to restore the connections immediately. "This is a government to government issue, and will be resolved at the Secretary level. But, till then I have ordered the Electricity Department officials to restore connections," said Mr. Singh.
Mr. Rajender whose son and daughter are enrolled in the school thought that education in a big city will influence children as quality of education will be provided. After this power cut, he told the news daily, "The schools back home in the village in Rampur are better. They are kept cleaner, there is drinking water and there is electricity. Here in the big city, our children are made to study in the heat, without even a fan for months."
"It is hot, but we try to sit near the windows," said Class V student Bhumika. Her classmate Ajay said, "School is still fun." Children will always be excited about schools but it is the responsibility of the officials to take care of such issues on time. Brainbuxa will keep you updated on such issues across the nation. For more, take a halt at Brainbuxa.