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Dilapidated school building in Faridabad poses threat to pupils

Dilapidated school building in Faridabad poses threat to pupils

Lack of maintenance and a broken boundary wall, has led to people dumping wastes on the school premises. (Tribune photo)

Bijendra Ahlawat

Tribune News Service

Faridabad, February 28

Building of the Government High School (Boys) on NH-1 in Faridabad is in bad shape and a cause of concern for the parents and school authorities. The Principal of the school has also taken up the matter with the District Education Officer (DEO).

“The 50-year-old school, spread on five-acre land, in the NIT here is lying in dilapidated state due to poor maintenance and no repairs in the past several years,” said Kailash Sharma of Abhibhawak Ekta Manch (parents’ association), who recently visited the school premises.

He said a team of the manch found that of the 30 classrooms available at school, 17 could not be used due to their bad shape and 13 rooms where classes were being held were also not in good condition. Plaster of the walls and ceilings peeling off and unhygienic conditions are common at these rooms.

“With the boundary wall the school lying damaged and broken, many

anti-social elements and trespassers also threaten the safety of the students and school infrastructure,” said Poonam Bhatia, a local resident.

The washrooms at the school are also claimed to be in a filthy state and without any water facility, the female staff was left with no option but to use the facilities at nearby houses.

School Principal Mithilesh said he had taken up the issue with the officials of the Education Department and had written a letter to them, highlighting the problems being faced due to the poor condition of the building. He said due to broken boundary wall, people had started dumping wastes over there and were adding to the unhygienic conditions on the school premises. He added that keeping in mind the safety and security of the students, he had requested the authorities to redress the problem immediately.

While DEO Ritu Chaudhary could not be contacted, District Project Coordinator Munesh Chaudhary said a report of all such schools, where process of renovation or construction of new buildings was required, was being prepared and the work would be initiated soon. TNS

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