Khattar visits GD Goenka School, says students will never be endangered again
Gurugram: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made a surprise visit to GD Goenka World School here, whose students had a narrow escape on January 24 when miscreants protesting the release of Hindi film Padmaavat pelted stones on a bus carrying students and staff of the school.
After meeting students, Khattar became visibly emotional and assured management that such incidents will not occur again.
He not only appreciated the role of the five teachers, bus driver and the conductor, whose prompted action prevented major injuries to the children, but also lauded the courage of students.
It may be noted that there over 20 students were travelling in the bus, which also included students of nursery grade.
"The day the incident happened, I saw the scene on television and it came to my mind again and again as to why it happened with the children. What happened was not good. It was your courage that you could face all that and particularly your teachers, the way they provided rescue cover was fantastic. I praise it and I would recommend that the school and other authorities recognize it," said the CM.
Khattar's gesture comes at a time when a second video of the bus attack was released on social media.
The Chief Minister, and the Gurugram public administration, came under severe criticism after the attack on the school bus.
Additionally, in separate incidents, protestors had also torched a Haryana Roadways bus in Bhondsi and a private truck near Hero Chowk.
Two days before that, hooligans had also ransacked a mall in Sohna Road.
Subsequently, Gurugram police arrested 48 people for their involvement in the violence.
Among the arrested persons was Suraj Pal Amu, general secretary of Karni Sena, who was later given bail on medical grounds.
After getting the bail Amu resigned from BJP, where he served as media coordinator.