Both happy and unfortunate incidents turn out on school reopening day
Kozhikode: The schools in the state returned to their festive mode when the children came back on the reopening day. Along with several interesting episodes, certain despairing incidents also happened in many schools.
Vaishnavi, a student of GGVHSS, Nadakkavu, was excited to see her teachers who visited her at her home on Monday. Though Vaishnavi felt downhearted as she could not go to school, she was cheerful when her teachers came for her on the school reopening day. She welcomed them with a beautiful song and later sat with her dearest Nisha teacher to learn new chapters.
As the differently-abled students are requested to continue at home, for the time being, teachers are visiting their houses as part of Samagra Shiksha’s new programme. It is aimed to render mental support to these students.
In many schools, the teachers arranged curious events to welcome the small kids. One among them was horse riding at Govt UP school in Vattoli. The students also celebrated the first day by painting and singing.
Only a single student and teacher
When Adhidev reached Valayam Welfare Govt LP School on the reopening day, there were no classmates to welcome him. Only one student has taken admission here for the first standard this year. However, his teachers and seniors welcomed him grandly to the school. Though the school has all the basic amenities needed, only 9 students are studying in this lower primary school. The migration of farmers from the hilly regions and the poor road facilities are the cause of the fall in the number of students. Seena, who is also in charge of the headmistress, is the only permanent teacher here.
Adieu on reopening day
St. Francis school in Perambra witnessed a heart-wrenching site on the school reopening day. The dead body of a tenth student Ahalya Krishna was brought to school for public viewing. Her classmates and teachers were reduced to tears.
Ahalya died in a road accident at Koothali on Sunday. She was on her way back home after violin class on an electric scooter. “Ahalya has been studying here since the third standard and was a bright student. She used to call me often,” said Geetha teacher.
Kottakkal Govt. Rajas Higher Secondary school declared a holiday on the reopening day with the demise of the principal Ajitha Vijayan (54) on Monday morning. She was undergoing treatment due to liver-related ailments. Her husband K S Subhash is a Malayalam teacher at PPTMHSS, Cheroor.