'Stop the school fee loot!' - Parents to send more than 2000 postcards to PM and CM
To protest against the delay in submission of a report by the Committee constituted by the Telangana government, to review issue of school fee hike, Hyderabad Schools Parents Association (HSPA) has started a ‘Postcard Campaign’ on Sunday to draw the Telangana Chief Minister’s attention to their problems.
In January this year, the Telangana government had announced that it will bring a new GO to regulate fees in private schools.
The delay in the submission of the report has brought Parents to protest and bring the CM’s attention to their problems.
The HSPA started ‘postcard campaign’ where parents are writing postcards to Telangana’s CM and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
After the delay in submitting the report, the association has now aimed to send over 10,000 postcards before the end of this month to the CM.
With the slogan “Let’s write to CM sir!” the association has posted over 2000 postcard in batches at General Post Office in Abids in various languages like Telugu, Hindi, English and Urdu.Hundreds of people gathered at the post office along with their children for the protest.
To strengthen the protest further, the HSPA has also initiated the postcard sending campaign to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking for a central legislation for school fee regulation with a slogan, “School fee loot rokne ko – Ek postcard CM ko, Ek postcard PM ko.” (To stop school fee loot, one postcard to CM, one to PM)
“The government doesn’t even need to spend one paisa to fulfill our demands. All that we ask for is regulation of school fees so that our money is not looted,” said one of the organisers of the campaign.
In January this year, the state government announced that it will bring a new GO to regulate fees in private schools after examining the new draft rules framed by the Director of School Education.
“We had started a ‘Give a missed call to stop fee hike campaign’ last year and received more than 2 lakh calls. But we could not get an appointment with the CM to submit the data. We are hopeful that after receiving 10,000 postcards directly at his doorstep, he would at the very least give us a hearing,” said Ramanjeet Singh, Joint Secretary of HSPA.
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