Kadarpur, Gurugram: Two days after a protest by over 90 girls forced the government to upgrade a school till Class 12 in Haryana’s Rewari, another similar school protest is being staged today in another part of the state.
Nearly 170 boys and girls of the Rajakiya Uchcha Vidyalaya, Kadarpur, about 50 kms from New Delhi in Gurugram’s Sohna Tehsil, have been sitting in protest outside their school demanding its upgradation till Class 12.
The school is currently till Class 10. According to the sources, the students have been demanding the school upgrade since three years now.
Taking a cue from their fellow students in Rewari, the students in Kadarpur too have installed a lock on the school gate and have refused to disperse from their protest unless the administration heeds their demands.
“We are aware of the demand and we have given our recommendations for the upgradation to the District Collector as well,” said district education officer Neelam Bhandari who was present at the protest site.
“These are administrative processes at the end of the day and will take some time. Of course it is a matter of concern not just for the students but also for us,” he said.
According to sources, the nearest senior secondary school for the children of Kadarpur is six kilometres away in the neighbouring Badshahpur.
Like the students in Rewari, these students too feel their safety and security is in question when they have to travel the long distances in an area where they are regulary harassed and cat-called.