PIMPRI: A recently published report in Sakal Times highlighted how 650 students studying at Mahatma Phule English Medium School at Premalok Park in Chinchwad will have to be shifted to another school, as the civic body is planning to start the police commissionerate there.
Now, a social organisation, Nagari Hakka Suraksha Samiti (NHSS), has opposed the move to hand over the school building for a police commissionerate for Pimpri-Chinchwad, as the students will have to go to a school located far off. The NHSS has warned that it will hold a public agitation along with parents of the students studying in the school.
A delegation of NHSS, including President of NHSS, Manav Kamble, Pradeep Pawar, Dilip Kakade, Umesh Inamdar, Giridhari Laddha and Ashok Mohite, visited Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and handed over a memorandum of their demands. The letter stated that for the last five years, more than 650 students are studying in the school and it is the only English medium school in the area run by the civic body. So most of the students studying in the school are from lower income group from slums, chawls and nearby areas.
The letter also states that if the building of the school is given to the police commissionerate, the education of the students coming all the way from Thergaon, Valhekarwadi, Link Road, Anand Nagar and Vetal Nagar will be hampered.
The letter claims that when on one hand, the State government is trying to reduce the rate of school dropouts, on the other hand, the civic body is becoming part of the conspiracy to destroy future of 650 students.