Reena Ramteke belongs to a remote village of 60 families in the district of Ghariaband in the state of Chhattisgarh in eastern India. The region that she lives in is heavily forested. Basic amenities like water, electricity and roads are lacking or altogether absent. Life is difficult, poverty is rife. The state is hell-bent on exploiting the forests and the…
Students took to the streets and marched to the Block office to protest against the lack of teachers and the poor quality of education they were receiving in their government school.
It has been around 2 years years since Dehraguda Government School has been bogged down by lack of teaching staff. Despite Numerous complaints to the Block Education Officer, the matter remained ignored.
Driven up the wall, the students got together and marched for their rightful teacher. When the reached the block office, the Education officer promised the students that three additional teachers would be appointed without further delay.
Video by IndiaUnheard correspondent Reena Ramteke