Authorities and elected representatives of the gram panchayat-level should ensure that children in rural areas get proper education and should take stringent action against those who fail to provide it, MLC Raghu Achar said.
Speaking to gram panchayat members during his visit to villages in Hiriyur taluk, including Maskal, Adivala and Babbur, to review development works, he said the elected representatives should keep vigil on the authorities to ensure that they visit the schools regularly. “Since children are the future of this nation, they should be given proper education,” he said.
If schools in rural areas require any facility, the issues should be brought to the notice of higher authorities and sorted out immediately. During the MLCs visit to Maskal government school, the gram panchayat members complained that the school principal comes only once in three months to sign the attendance and is not bothered about school activities. “Every time, the principal threatens the gram panchayat members of being close to Ministers of the district and the members can’t do anything to him,” they alleged.
Irked by the principal’s negligent attitude, the MLC instructed officials concerned to recommend an immediate suspension of the principal. “Such negligence towards education of children will not be tolerated under any circumstance,” he warned. During his visit to Dindavara village, Mr. Achar noted that the government school classrooms were in a dilapidated condition and instructed the principal to ensure that classrooms are constructed at the earliest. In case of any delay, the issue should be brought to the notice of elected representatives so that action is initiated against the erring officials. He also inspected the quality of the midday meal provided to children at the schools.