Chandigarh : “Ma’am we don’t go to school as there is no teacher to teach us and if by mistake any teacher comes, then he leaves the class after taking our attendance. And this is not an occasional problem; rather this is a regular feature of our schools. We are really worried about our education,” this was the first complaint which 12-year-old Sonu shared with MP Kirron Kher, during an interaction held with the residents of Dhanas Rehabilitation Colony under ‘Sansad Aapke Dwar’ initiative started by her on Sunday.
Reacting to the complaint, Kher gave a dressing down and tongue-lashing to Deputy Director School Education Chanchal Singh who was also present at the function and was explaining the reason behind the unavailability of teachers in the government schools located in Dhanas.
After that Kher said that it seemed that the officers of the Education Department just sit in their AC rooms so she would depute people from her own office to make sure that every teacher comes to the school, if not then she herself would pass an order to terminate them.
I am also worried over my inflated power bill: Kher speaks in lighter vein
While responding to the high electricity bills, Kher, in her witty manner said, ‘’Even I am also worried about my electricity bill. ‘Bill toh mera bhi jada aata hai’ (Even I am paying more for power bill), while looking at Mukesh Anand, executive engineer Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. However, Mukesh Anand explained that because the tariff plans are increased, therefore, the bill rates have also been increased. Ending the debate over increased electricity bills, Kher assured that on frequent basis, officers from Electricity Department will come and will make sure to solve this problem.
We’re cleaning the filth spread by UPA government
Responding to the questions over no space allotted for kitchens in the allotted houses, Kher furiously said, “Even animals are given spacious place to live. I feel really sorry that this rehabilitation colony made by the UPA government is just no less than a cheap gimmick.” Assuring the people that she will talk with the administration to find a way out to solve this problem, she said, ‘’We are just cleaning the filth spread by the UPA government.
Shortages and solutions
Residents’ woes are water shortage, and for that by October 2, out of three planned tubewells, two will be made functional, construction of two community centers has started, natural gas pipeline work will be starting soon, Rs 5.25 crore have been sanctioned under MPLAD funds for construction of new primary school.
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