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#New Delhi: Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to decongest the land of Jahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in two districts of the state. He requested the Chief Minister to intervene personally to clear the school land of South 24 Parganas and Malda as soon as possible. The school in South 24 Parganas was approved in 2007. However, due to non-availability of a permanent building, studies are currently being conducted in a temporary building. Maldar school was approved in 2016. However, it could not be started due to lack of a temporary building.

The state government has to provide free land for Jahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Temporary buildings should be provided for at least three years or until the permanent buildings are constructed. Also accommodation for at least 240 students has to be arranged. Accommodation should be provided to them free of charge. The district administration arranged a temporary building for the school in South 24 Parganas. However, in case of Maldah, no land or building was given by the district administration. As a result it could not be launched. Dharmendra Pradhan appealed to the Chief Minister for a quick settlement by personally intervening.

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Earlier there were allegations of ragging in Jahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Two school students had to practically walk out of school at Jahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Baharampur, Murshidabad due to ragging. Two students of class VII were forced to take out their belongings and leave with their parents. Allegedly, on the 28th of last month, the students of class 11 and 12 beat up 5 students. Parents of 3 students took their sons home for treatment. The family complains that since then the school authorities are not allowing their child to come to this school. Even when it comes to school, no importance is being given, resulting in loss of studies. However, the school authorities claim that action has been taken against the students who did the beating. Suspended for three months.

RAJIB CHAKRABORTY

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