ITBP officials turn teachers in naxal-hit village

Last Updated: Sun, Jul 22, 2018 19:41 hrs

[India], July 22 (ANI): Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel have taken up the responsibility of imparting education to children in a Naxal-affected village here.

Children feared attending school due to Naxal presence in the area and the dire state of roads. Also, there was just one teacher for over 30 junior and middle school students.

To address the issue, four ITBP personnel, since last month, have taken up the responsibility of conducting classes for the school. Also, dozens of personnel are posted outside the school every day to ensure security.

Apart from academics, students are also given Judo and Karate lessons.

Following this, the number of students attending school has also increased from 33 to 88

Speaking to ANI, the teacher of the school hailed the security personnel's efforts.

"There has been a huge difference since the ITBP personnel have come. They conduct classes for the students which is great. Earlier it was difficult as I was the only teacher. Now, even the students who did not come to school have started attending classes regularly," he said. (ANI)