School going is not always an adventure but for the kids of Kachomari Primary School in Assam’s Darrang district, it could be a matter of life and death.
In order to reach their school, the kids have to cross a river and there are no boats or bridges!
So how do they manage?
The kids cross the river on banana stems or on the shoulders of their parents. And this is a daily exercise.
Till now, the govt hasn’t done taken notice of the daily ordeal the school kids have to undergo daily.
Assam’s record in providing access to schools is not exceptional.
Last month, a video of young school children using aluminium pots to cross a river to reach their school had gone viral. The video showed school kids in Assam’s Biswanath district carrying pots to the river bank and crossing a river while sitting in aluminium pots to reach their school in Sotea village. There are no bridges or boats to connect the two villages.