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HP: Children forced to stay away from schools as heavy rains lead to flooding

ANI | Updated: Aug 02, 2019 19:45 IST

Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Aug 2 (ANI): Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in the region but the worst affected are the children who are forced to stay away from their schools due to flooding in streams and rivers.
The Deputy Commissioner of Chamba, Vivek Bhatia has requested parents not to send their children to cross such streams during this time as it could prove to be risky.
"We request the parents not to send their children to schools if it involves crossing these streams as it could prove to be risky. We had gotten information last year too that many such streams pose problems for commuters and are hopeful that a solution will be found out soon," Bhatia said.
The kids and their parents, on the other hand, allege that they had complained to the local administration time and again but no action was taken in the matter.
"Our kids want to study, they want to go to school but the flooding in the streams does not allow them to reach their school. We request the administration to build a bridge as early as possible so that the children can continue their studies without problems," a parent said.
Fauja Singh, Deputy Director of Elementary Education, added that the administration was aware of the problems the children were facing in the region and assured that corrective measures will be taken soon. (ANI)