Guwahati Today

Blind school students risk life and limb!

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 14: No one is allowed to dump on his/her trash on others’ premises. The Social Welfare Department, Assam, however, has all along been dumping its trash on the premises of a blind school in Guwahati, risking life and limb of the students.

Why has not the department chosen the premises of any of the numerous schools located in the city makes a perfect question.

The Social Welfare Department has a large number of vehicles of all hues that are no less than mangled steel. They should have found their places with scrap dealers. Some of the vehicles have been doted by the UNICEF. However, instead of disposing of the abandoned vehicles the right way, the department has all along been dumping on them on the premises of Guwahati Blind High School, Bashistha.

Visually impaired ones have the greater risk of being hurt or injured in accidents. When viewed from that angle of vision, the premises of visually impaired school should be kept free from anything that may lead to accidents, risking the life of the students. Apart from the premises, the playground of such schools should also be carefully designed so as to avoid any accidents. Things, however, is not done in the right way.

Instead of doing what is just, the Department has all along been making the situation more risky for visually challenged students by dumping on its out of order vehicles for an indefinite period on the school premises.

Though it could not be ascertained as to since when the broken vehicles have been kept on the school premises, there are enough vestiges that the vehicles have been lying idle there for a long time. Some of the vehicles are covered by herbs and shrubs. Creepers are also seen covering some of the vehicles.

The school authority said that they have requested the Department to remove the abandoned vehicles as they continue to pose a threat to the life and limb of the students, but to no avail.     

Will the Department get it right before anything unwanted occurs?