The Telegraph
Friday , March 21 , 2014
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Hope in sight for school
- DSE meets worried parents

Parents of students of the Hindi-medium school run by Carmel Junior College, led by representatives of Jamshedpur Abhibhavak Sangh, met district superintendent of education Indra Bhushan Singh on Thursday over the cradle’s decision to down shutters.

Following the meeting, Singh directed authorities, which had opened the Hindi medium as a project school for the underprivileged, to meet him with the admission register, names and addresses of the 200-odd students.

The education office will assess whether the school meets guidelines of the RTE Act.

Sources said the education office planned to ask the school to let the current students study up to Class X. However, the project school would not take in new students and close down once the last batch passed out, they added.

“It is a question of the future of so many students. We will try our best to come up with a solution. We will see what the school has to say and check admission details. It is, however, admirable that parents have come out of their shells to fight for the sake of their children,” said Singh.

Parents have their fingers crossed. “This is the last option we are counting on. Hopefully, the superintendent will work out a solution soon. We will come again tomorrow to plead our case,” said Naresh Bagti, father of an affected student.