Sometimes animals take shelter inside the school.
A video from Madhya Pradesh’s Seoni district showing the dismal state of a government-run school has surfaced online.
In the now-viral clip, some school students are seen holding umbrellas inside a classroom to shelter themselves from rainwater coming in through the leaking roof.
According to reports, the video was taken at a government school in Ghansor, which is a small town in Seoni.
It is a tribal-dominated area that borders Maharashtra.
The video was shared by a popular tribal rights advocacy account named Tribal Army on Twitter.
The Tribal Army tagged Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to the post and tweeted a note in Hindi.
The tweet roughly translates to: “This video is from a primary school in tribal-majority Khairikala village of Seoni district.
“Students here are forced to study with umbrellas inside their classroom to avoid the rainwater dripping from the roof.”
Towards the end of the post, the Tribal Army tagged the Chief Minister and said that he has sent his child to study abroad while children in the state have been facing such challenges.
In the video, a group of students can be seen sitting on the floor as the classroom is completely bare with no chair or desk.
As the teacher proceeds with his subject, students are seen sitting together under big umbrellas to protect themselves from rainwater dripping through the damaged roof.
In the government school in Khairi Kalan in Seoni, not only roofs, even the walls of the classroom are damaged. Parents said many students do not attend classes because the school roof leaks during the rainy season pic.twitter.com/83Yvwtbosb
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) July 27, 2022
Since it was shared, the video has amassed over 32,000 views and more than 3,000 likes.
Many users on social media felt sad for the students while others said that the condition of schools worsen during the peak monsoon season as rainwater floods the classrooms.
Few even pointed out that sometimes animals take shelter inside the school premises during rains.
Meanwhile, continued rain in several parts of Madhya Pradesh has prompted the authorities to alert the public to flood-like situations.
Almost big and small size rivers in the state, including Narmada, Betva, Tava, Shipra, Gopad-Banas and many more, are reportedly flowing above danger marks.
Highways and many roads connecting one from another part of the state are submerged with rainwater.
Reports from various locations suggested a flood-like situation in many areas, schools, community health centres, government offices and residential colonies.
A bridge built on National Highway connecting the capital city Bhopal to Raisen recently collapsed, slowing vehicular movement and causing traffic snarls on other roads.
Similarly, a 40-meter patch of the newly constructed bridge on the National Highway connecting Bhopal-Jabalpur and Nagpur (Maharashtra) caved in near Bhopal.