Normalcy returns to GD Birla as junior classes resume
Kolkata: The GD Birla Centre of Education at Ranikuthi in South Kolkata returned to normalcy with the junior section of the school resuming classes from Friday.
The senior section of the school had opened on Thursday after a stalemate of six days. The school had been closed since last Friday after protests from guardians over the sexual abuse of a four-year-old girl.
"I am delighted that classes have resumed. I have not been able to meet my friends and teachers. I was feeling lonely at home," said Abhirupa Saha, a student of Class V.
A handful of police personnel were seen on duty in front of the school premises to prevent any untoward incident.
"It is good that there are only a few policemen here as our young ones may feel scared seeing police presence here, which had been a common sight here since last Friday. The school is like a second home to my child. She is not matured enough to learn the reason for the indefinite closure. She is happy to be back in school," said Moumita Kundu, a guardian.
Some students of the junior section had come to join school on Thursday as they were not aware that their section had not opened yet.
"The development happened so late that we could not get the real picture. We are happy that classes have resumed and normalcy has been restored," said Sudip Nath, another guardian.