I am a journalist, working as Balangir correspondent of the English daily "The Pioneer" and “The Industry and Mines Observer”, an English fortnightly magazine published from Bhubneshwar. I was awarded the Trophy for "Excellence in Journalism" by noted Columnist Sri Shivaji Sarkar,in the presence of Editor in Chief -of The Pioneer,Dr Chandan Mitra ,Editor of The Industry and Mines Observer (IMO) Sri Sirish Mohanty on June19,2012.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
LACK OF INFRA AILS BALANGIR UPPER PRIMARY SCHOOL Monday, 03 July 2017 | PNS | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar 1
Even as the State Government claims to have
provided adequate infrastructure for imparting quality education at primary
schools, the reality at the Salepali Project Upper Primary School in the
Balangir Municipality tells a different story.
The school has only four classrooms against eight
classes from Standard I to VIII. A total of 190 students, including 50 from the
Kamakshyee Nagar Primary School, are being taught in this school now.
Besides, the Salepali Anganwadi children are also
taught and served food here. The school has no boundary wall and electricity
connectivity. The shortage of space forces children to take mid-day meals in
the open, said a teacher.
“We have appraised the problems to the higher
authorities. The school has four classrooms and four teachers against eight
classes,’’ added the teacher.
The locals have demanded that the higher
authorities upgrade the infrastructure and appoint adequate number of teachers
soon to improve the gloomy situation.