Blind school students protest against poor facilities

A Correspondent

JORHAT, May 7: The students of Jorhat Blind School have expressed resentment over the alleged step-motherly attitude of the school authority since the past couple of years. The students, especially of higher section, are facing problems due to no Science and Mathematics teachers, along with deplorable condition of their classrooms, boys’ hostel, non-supply of textbooks and unhygienic food and water provided to hostel boarders and day scholars. The students staged a protest on Monday and met the Deputy Commissioner of Jorhat, Narayan Konwar at his office chamber.
Out of 36 agitating students, a four-member team comprising Babai Sadhonighar  of Class X, Kalpana Nayak of Class IX, Tarun Adhyapak of Class VIII and Ajay Munda of Class X met the DC and told him about their problems in details. Moreover, the students complained that when they used to go to complain to the Principal of the school, Sangeeta Borthakur, she would flee from the scene. The Deputy Commissioner gave them a patient hearing and assured necessary action.