Published: 11th February 2020
School Principal in UP suspended for making children carry heavy sacks of food grains on a handcart
As the video clip of these students went viral, the Principal had earlier that they took the help of students because the person who operates the cart was not available on that particular day
After the video clip of students ferrying heavy sacks of foodgrain on a handcart to the school had become viral, people had expressed their anger through social media. This incident took place in Chanwari village in Uttar Pradesh on last Friday. Hari Pratap Shahi, District Magistrate had ordered the inquiry on Friday after the clip surfaced on the internet.
Today, the UP government has suspended Alok Kumar Yadav, Principal of Higher Primary School in Chanwari village on the charge of maligning the Education Department's image and making children ferry those heavy sacks, a senior officer said on Tuesday.
However, the Principal had earlier said, "We took the help of students because the person who operates the cart was not available on that particular day."