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St Mary’s sensitises non-teaching staff on students’ safety

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In view of the Ryan Pubic school incident reported recently in Gurugram, St Mary’s Convent Senior Secondary school, Tulsi Nagar, took an initiative to sensitise the non-teaching staff, bus drivers and conductors of the school towards the safety of students in the school campus.

President of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Executive body Sunil Saxena informed about the meeting. Hemlata Dongre, counsellor with Anand Vihar College and a member of the PTA body appreciated the work of the drivers and conductors who worked so far with the school.

“To stop any untoward incident, the new members should be taught about their limitations,” she said, emphasising on the need to take care of their physical and mental wellness and assured all possible help to them.

Ayushi Saxena, a social worker, working as a trainer with MP police also stressed on the importance to realise the responsibility of each one of us towards the society and the children irrespective of the social, economic and educational status.

People with strange and abnormal temperament should realise their weaknesses and seek immediate help from anyone who is in a position to help, she said.

Some parents also put forth their opinions and suggestions. One parent said children should be heard patiently, if they complain about anybody and proper care should be taken to solve their problem. Another parent said that children should be taught to behave respectfully with the drivers and conductors.

Parents specially mentioned the names of bus drivers Irfan bhaiya and Raju bhaiya for their exceptional love and care for the children. Ex officio member of the PTA Sanjeev Bhargava was full of praises for the school and the congenial atmosphere of the school.

He said he never heard complaints about the drivers and conductors. He encouraged them saying that others should also set examples like Irfan Bhaiya and Raju Bhaiya.

Principal St Mary CD admitted that the drivers and conductors of the school were never gave a chance for complaint during their long association with the school. She requested them to be on the safer side and avoid improper language and avoid touching the children.

The suggestions came out of the meeting were — police verification should be conducted of all the drivers and conductors, restricting entry of people with weapons inside the campus, maintaining the CCTV cameras in proper condition and having a suggestion box in the campus.

The meeting concluded with the speech of Anu Johnson, School supervisor, who highlighted many small issues that are ignored like ignoring the children’s complaints, playing vulgar songs on the demand of bigger children, leaving the children alone in the van or bus, allowing them to stand outside while waiting for others.

She expressed her gratitude for all the drivers and conductors for their good behavior and also applauded the combined efforts of parents and teachers to maintain a friendly atmosphere in the school. 




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