Under the leadership of Sandeep Aggarwal President of Vidarbha Parents Association, members of the Association staged a protest in front of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at Samvidhan Square on Sunday. During the protest the parents expressed the injustice being done to them by the school authorities.
Sandeep Aggarwal said that for the last 2 months, the schools are openly violating the government guidelines. Nobody is stepping forward to give justice to the parents. It is known that the economic condition of the country has deteriorated for the last three months. As per the government’s instructions, fees should not be collected during lockdown. However, despite the order, continuous pressure is being made by the school authorities on the parents to pay the fees.
Agrawal demanded that due to lockdown, 3 months fee of students should be waived and 50% discount should be given for the academic year 2020-2021 and no changes should be made in the curriculum and school uniforms this year.
Examinations have not been done in many schools, so it is necessary to waive fees from March to May this year. Parents who had already filled the fees for these months should be given credit and reduced that amount in the year 2020-2021.
All the families of the country are facing economic loss due to the lockdown. Every citizen is fighting hard to save himself and his/her family from the epidemic. Almost all schools in the state have been closed since March 10 and students are forced to study at their home.
Mr. Agrawal also suggested that whoever passed this year should be asked to provide books from previous years by the schools in order to reduce the economic burden on the parents.
Various organisations of parents participated in this program To make the protest successful and Prashant Pawar of Jai Jawan Jai Kisan also gave his support.