To ensure implementation of a bandh call given by several parents associations across the state on Friday, parents are all set to visit the schools that remain operational, despite the call and make them shut for a day.
The Vadodara District Parents’ Association have called for Gujarat Bandh on January 12 over fee regulatory issues not being resolved. Other associations across the state have showed support to the Bandh call and have decided not to send their children to schools. However, they have exempted those who have their exams going on. Seeing lackadaisical approach of the state government with regards to the Gujarat Self Financed Schools (Regulation of Fees) Act 2017, several parents association from the city had also sought repayment of extra fees charged by various schools by January 20.
Confirming the same, Naresh Shah, President, All Gujarat Parents Association, said, “The bandh will happen anyhow. Those schools that do not support our call will witness parents on their campuses forcibly trying to shut the school. We have formed groups of parents who will visit schools to see the situation and if schools are found to be open, we will make them shut.”
Interestingly, a school in Vadodara has declared a mini vacation till Monday. On other hand, Ghatlodia Parents Association sen a message of different social media platforms urging parents to gather near Karnavati club on SG highway to show solidarity. The message read: Spare some time for your childs future and come in huge numbers so that a pressure is built upon the government and schools.”
A parent of a Delhi Public School, Bopal, student, requesting anonymity, said, “This Bandh has been planned as a long weekend is coming and one holiday is gone due to Uttarayan falling on a Sunday. Since it is a second Saturday, most schools have a holiday. With January 12 being a Bandh, everyone gets a long weekend.”
Rajkot school’s plea to parents
The Galaxy Education System that runs SN Kansagra school in Rajkot sent out a letter to the parents stating: This is an opportunity for all parents and students to vote. For you to show your support for all that teachers, other staff members and management attempt to do for our children. If all students come to school, that will be a huge, reassuring message for all staff and management.
Article Type: Report Sections: Ahmedabad India Authors: dna Correspondent Agencies: DNA Tags: Vijay Rupani AHMEDABAD Uttarayan Vadodara District Parents Association Schools Bandh call fee issues Naresh Shah All Gujarat Parents association Ghatlodia Parents Association Fri, 12 Jan 2018-06:40am Date updated: Friday, 12 January 2018 - 6:40am Article Images:
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