Mansar/Nagpur: Eklavya Tribal Residential School, Khairi-Parsoda, under Maharashtra Government’s Tribal Welfare Department, has been set up at a rented building in Ward No. 2 of Grampanchayat Shitalwadi-Parsoda, near Mansar, 40 kms away from here. It was set up in year 2000 for Rs 48,000. The said school is being run in the most unhygienic condition.
The said school classes from 6th to 12th standard on CBSE pattern. The building has 7 rooms with students’ strength as 332. But as on Aug 31, there were 316 students (153 boys and 173 girls) were present. For residential purpose there are 15 rooms for boys and 14 rooms for girls, and as many as 18 latrine-bath-rooms. The school has 9 teachers (gents) and 5 teachers (ladies), and 2 peons, all working on honorarium, informed school headmaster D G Rajgire.
The students are required to face terrible problems in terms of toilets and bath-rooms. The doors of toilets are broken, and even water-pipelines are also damaged, making the entire premises unhygienic and stinking all the time, making the local neighbours sick of foul smell.
All such a sickening condition has been brought to the notice of Grampanchayat member Pappu Yadav, Gram Vikas Adhikari Kodape by the local citizens. The Grampanchayat officials personally inspected the site and admitted that the environment was really unhealthy. It was observed that the building in which the school was held was also dilapidated, and the stinking latrines were making the nearby residents sick of foul smell.
About 3-4 months ago MLA Reddy too had inspected the site and directed the local Grampanchayat authorities to set right all disorders in the premises and cautioned them not show any negligence thereafter. He had also directed the school HM that hygienic and healthy food be supplied to students.
But, the school HM has been just showing his connivance and the unhygienic condition of the school is still continuing. Even Grampanchayat members are helpless to improve the deteriorating condition of school. What is surprising is that school is a creation of ambitious tribal scheme of education by the government, and it run on CBSE model prestigious pattern, of which the school administration must be proud of.