It is shocking to see the students in Assam’s Biswanath district crossing a swift flowing and high current river using aluminum pots to reach school.
In a video broadcasted by news agency ANI goes viral in which children are climbing into the pots using both hands to head towards the other side of the river. As there are no bridges or boats, they use this risky mode of commuting for both coming and going to school.
It is so disappointing to see this kind of situation in a country where the government talks about improved quality of education in India. One cannot imagine that in one part of the country, students have to risk their lives in order to reach their school.
This video has gone viral on social media because this is something highly disgusting for the people of the country.
On this, Biswanath MLA Pramod Borthakur told ANI that he was ashamed to see such visuals. He said that he would ask the district officer to shift the school to another place.
Shockingly, students risking their lives to reach schools is nothing new in India. Recently, students from a school in Haryana’s Panchkula were seen crossing swollen Ghaggar River on their way back from school.
Will the administration wake up? Will this video bring any change in the current situation of these students? A humble request from the Kids Logic team to the government to please help these kids. They want to study. Let them reach school safely, at least.