A student staged a novel protest by selling puffed rice, biscuit and chickpeas outside the Kumari Upper Primary School at Purusottampur in Ganjam district after being deprived of admission in the school.
Shiva Sankar, son of Krushna Chandra Panda of Kumari village, was pursuing studies at Chadheyapalli Project Upper Primary School. He decided to take admission in his village school as Chadheyapalli was far away from his village.
Though he obtained transfer certificate (TC) from Chadheyapalli Project Upper Primary School and approached Kumari Upper Primary School authorities on August 13, he was not given admission. The headmistress asked him to produce online certificate to get admission in the school.
He approached Chadheyapalli Project Upper Primary School authorities to avail online certificate, but they did not provide him. Finding no other way to draw the attention of district administration towards the issue, he opted for a novel protest.
Meanwhile, Kumari Upper Primary School headmistress declined to such allegations.
Shiva’s father said, “The school authorities deprived him from taking admission saying we are not accountable for your son’s future.”
Headmistress said, “The concerned student’s father was asked to come on a particular day for admission. However, father-son duo did not come although I waited for them for admission till 5pm. They have been asked to come to school for discussion today.”