We all are aware of the recent flash floods which almost washed away the areas of Uttarakhand leaving many injured, dead and missing. The children are the most grieved while some have lost their family and many have rendered homeless.
Besides all these, they don't have a school to study. Most of the buildings have either been destroyed or turned into relief camps.
Most of the students seem to be mentally stressed about their education with no school, books and parents to offer them with fees and more facilities required for school/ colleges.
The schools were set to reopen from 10th July onwards for which the dates have got unseemingly postponed . Moreover, while students keep in touch with their books, there are regular power cuts to disrupt their studies.
Guptakashi Tehsildar ML Bhitwal said, "The weather is not allowing us to remove relief camps from here. Till the time the Kedarnath-Gaurikund route is not cleared, we will have to keep supplies here."
Children quitting Schools
The children are the most grieved while some have lost their family and many have rendered homeless.
Uttarakhand flash floods 2013
Schools and colleges in Uttarakhand have been destroyed due to floods.
Students were helped to reach out safe
The military officers helped students to get out of school. Children were saved from the floods
Uttarakhand being washed out by flash floods
This is the entire view of a small village being affected by the flash floods
schools and colleges affected in uttarakhand
Most of the schools and colleges were completely damaged after flood. And most of the schools in good condition were used as a relief area.
Worst affected are those whose schools were washed away in the floods. Official estimates say that 5,000 students in Rudraprayag and Guptkashi have no school to go to. The question now is whether these students will be allowed to attend other schools or will they lose a year.
Another question is about 'the children getting to school, with roads still damaged?'. These are tough questions for the government, as Uttarakhand recovers.