Teachers at a school in Telangana entered the classroom wearing helmets, not because they were teaching students about the road safety measures but to ensure that there head is protected in case of any calamity. This unique method to protest was adopted by teachers of the Zilla Parishad High School.
The school which is located in Telangana’s Chinna Shankarampet village under Medak district, is not in a very good condition for some time now. Many attempts have been made by them to bring it to the notice of the government but no action has been taken in this regard. Therefore they decided to come to school by wearing helmets as a sign of protest.
As per a report in The News Minute, Shankarampet Sarpanch, SS Kumar Goud, said, “The building is very old, and the problems were occurring year after year. Whenever it rains, the school either has to declare a holiday, or make alternate arrangements. We have approached the local MLA for funds, and we were assured that they would be sanctioned soon”.
The building is already in a dilapidated condition and after it rained heavily this week across the state, things have gotten worse. One of the teachers also got injured in the after a debris fell, the incident prompted the teachers to protest by wearing helmets to the classes.
Headmaster of the school, Ramesh said, “It is the children who are suffering. I have even notified the District Educational Officer (DEO) about the incident. We have been suffering for three years, and hope that the issue gets resolved this year”.
As many as 664 students are studying in the school, out of which 443 are boys and 219 are girls. The school teaches students from class 6th to class 10th.