Following the hunger strike held by female students in Rewari that forced the Haryana Government to upgrade classes in their school, the female students of Gurugram government school on Friday also protested with the similar demand.
Over 150 female students protested outside the Government Secondary School in Kadarpur, Gurugram demanding for an upgradation of classes till 12 standards.
Presently the school in Kadarpur is only till class 10.
The students stated that for completing their education they were forced to school in Badshahpur which is eight kilometres away from their residences.
The students complained that because of lack of public transport and police security, they are exposed to harassment and molested by local boys on their way to school in Badshahpur. Not only did their parents join the protest but even their grandparents participated in the protest.
The students also locked the teaching staff and campaigned outside the gates of the school. The teaching staff was only freed after the officials from the State Education Department and city police came to the spot.
"The eight-day hunger protest held by girl students of Government School from Rewari inspired to fight for my right and dignity. For years we have been requesting the school management and public officials to upgrade the classes for sake of our security. Yet, no one has paid any heed to our pleas and officials have just shrugged off their responsibility. Most of the students who have dreams and high aspiration are forced to abandon their education mid- way because the sate cannot provide us with proper facilities and safety," said one such student, Poonam.
"The incidents at Rohtak should alert the Government of the dangers being faced by the daughters of the state. Even if the Government has an excuse of not having enough resources for providing security to the daughters of the state what is stopping the government increases the classes so that at least our daughter remain secure.
It is unfortunate but true that till the time you do not shout people do not hear," said 62-year-old Anaro Devi.
Meanwhile, as protests intensified, public officials who visited the site mentioned they will work towards upgradation of classes in the Kadarpur Government School.