Children freeze in coaching centers; parents aghast
LACK OF HEATING ARRANGEMENTS
Srinagar, Jan 12: The children enrolled in different coaching centers across the Valley have complained of inadequate heating arrangements in classrooms.
“During these chilling weather conditions, the children are shivering with cold in classrooms as the owner of these coaching centres have failed to make any suitable heating arrangements,” the parents of these children told Greater Kashmir, adding the condition of children further worsened after the recent snowfall and subsequent dipping of temperature.
The parents accuse the owners of these centers of violating the agreement. “Earlier, in an agreement with the parents, the administrators of coaching centers had assured providing of heating arrangements to the children. However, the owners have failed to fulfill their commitment due to which the children were facing immense hardships,” the parents said adding that their children were unable to concentrate on their studies in this biting cold.
According to the parents, their children leave for the coaching classes in the wee hours. “The early morning freezing temperature makes things worse for the children leaving for coaching classes,” the parents said adding that many children had contracted cold related diseases and have become susceptible to other ailments.
“We have paid huge sum of money to these coaching centers and it was the moral responsibility of the owners to provide adequate heating to our wards,” a parent whose son studies in a coaching center at Shahr-e-Khas told Greater Kashmir.
“The administrators of these centers sit in their cozy offices leaving the students in lurch,” children studying in these coaching centres added.
According to the children studying in coaching centers of other districts, they were also facing huge inconvenience due to lack of heating. “We apprised the owners many a times about the hardships, but they turned deaf ears to our repeated pleas,” the students said adding the administrators of these centers were earning a handsome amount and shouldn’t have had any problem in providing heating arrangements to the students.
Lastupdate on : Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 IST
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