Sai Kiran is an orphan and a student at a school in Kagaz Maddur. He is currently preparing for his class 10 examinations. A resident of Sherkhanpally of Nagaram panchayat of Hatnoora mandal, Kiran recently posed the problem of attending examinations, as the centre was located far away, before Justice M. Kanakadurga, secretary, District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and M.S. Chandra, director of Childline. Kiran is not the only student facing this problem. It was identified that there are about 5,000 students studying in class 10 who are finding it difficult to attend the examinations as the centres were located at a considerable distances, and there was no direct bus facility or anyone to drop them to the exam centre. The district administration has decided to come to their rescue. The students will be picked by from school and taken to the examination centre and dropped at the school after examination was over – That too in government vehicles.
Justice Kanakadurga and Mr. Chandra brought forth this issue to Collector D. Ronald Rose, who responded immediately. On Wednesday, the Collector held a meeting with the departments concerned, including Education, RTC, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, DLSA and Chidline, an NGO. Justice Kanakadurga explained the issue in detail to the Collector.
In the meeting, it was informed that as many as 45,180 students were issued hall tickets to attend class 10 examinations in 244 centres. However, it was identified that about 5,000 students were facing the problem of connectivity and it was decided to provide transport facility for them. KVBVs will make their own arrangement
Mr. Rose directed the MROs, MPDOs and Sub-Inspectors to use available government vehicles to provide transport for the students, which is probably the first time such an initiative was taken in the State. “I felt that it will be good if we are able to allow them to write examination without bothering about transport. Hence, this arrangement is being made,” Mr. Rose told The Hindu .
“It was Sai Kiran who triggered a process of thinking and made us address the problem faced by thousands of students,” said Mr. Chandra.