The Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) had closed 34 out of 81 Marathi medium schools in the absence of students. Out of this, three schools have been started again on a pilot basis. The NMC has given this information to the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday.
During the last hearing, the court had asked whether NMC took the initiative to start Marathi schools that were closed because of poor students’ strength. Responding to this, the civic body gave information about starting three schools. The court has praised NMC’s initiative and asked it to submit a report regarding the school every month. In this regard, public interest litigation has been filed in the high court. A bench of Justice Sunil Shukre and Justice Milind Jadhav is hearing the petition.
The petitioner had stated that students passed out of the now closed Marathi schools are working in high positions in various places. But at present, these schools have become a meeting point of anti-social elements and hooligans. Locals are using the building to tie animals. Hence these schools should be started again. Necessary facilities should be provided in the schools and quality teachers should be appointed on the vacant posts.
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