Published: 14th September 2019
Odisha school students block NH to protest against bad food in hostels and unpaid allowance
It's not just the food, said the students. They alleged that they have not received their allowance of Rs 4,000 either
Traffic movement on National Highway-326 was disrupted for hours on Friday as Class IX and X students of Nayakguda High School staged a road blockade at Nayakguda Junction protesting sub-standard food in the hostel.
"We are being served poor quality food in the hostel by school authorities. This apart, the hostel generator is lying defunct since long, which is affecting our studies," said the students. Moreover, students have not been paid incentive of Rs 4,000 per year which is supposed to be credited in their accounts, they alleged.
"Though we took up these issues with the school authorities several times in the past, no action was taken in this regard. Finding no other option, we were forced to stage the protest," said the agitating students.
On being informed, Mathili BDO Asish Bhoi and DEO Ramesh Sethy rushed to the spot and pacified the students following which the road blockade was withdrawn.