Published: 10th September 2019
This Andhra girl joined PM Modi for the Chandrayaan-2 launch but her school has no drinking water or playground
With no purified drinking water facility in the school, students drink running water which is also used for washrooms
The government school from where Pragada Kanchana Balasree Vasavi, the only girl from Andhra Pradesh was selected for visiting the landing of Chandrayan-2 along with the Prime Minister suffers from lack of basic amenities.
With no purified drinking water facility in the school, students drink running water which is also used for washrooms. Although girls' hostel was constructed years ago, the compound wall is not yet constructed around the hostel in view of safety and security of the girls. No playground and no cooking shed are there in the school. The AP model school and junior college that was launched in 2013 at Eedulavalasa village in Polaki Mandal topped the state among the government schools in class 10 results in the last academic year. Out of the 80 students appeared 10th class examination, as many as 20 students secured 10 GPA points while other 43 students secured 9 and above GPA.
Similarly, in intermediate about 11 candidates obtained 10 GPA points while 9 other secured 9.8 GPA points last year. Previously one girl was selected for science expo for Japan from the same school. 18 students were selected for IIIT this year while 7 in the last year and 17 in the before last academic year from the school. The school is situated in the Narasannapeta assembly constituency from where the RB minister Dharmana Krishan Das was elected.
During rainy season, MDM workers face lot of troubles to prepare food as there is no proper cooking shed in the school said AP model school, Principal Sreenivasa Rao. Speaking to TNIE, he also said that most importantly there was no compound wall around the girls' hostel in the village. He also said that there was no proper playground for students. With no purified water supply in the school, students drink the running water which is also supplied to the bathrooms in the school. He also said that they took these issues to the notice of the higher-ups as well as the elected representatives. Reacting on the school's results, parents donated four projectors to the school to encourage the digital mode of teaching he added.