ST Correspondent, September 12, 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: In light of the horrid murder of 7-year-old Pradyumna Thakur at Ryan International School, Gurgaon, Independent English Schools Association (IESA) has issued guidelines to the schools in Pune, to prevent any such incident from
happening here.

“We strongly condemn the murder of the little boy, that happened due to the negligence on part of the school,” Jagruti Dharmadhikari, President, IESA said.

The guidelines issued by IESA include:
- All schools should install CCTV cameras in the classrooms, corridors, staircases and the display of these should be available in the principals’ office.
- The fire extinguishers in the schools should be functional.
- Students should be taught about ‘good touch, bad touch’.
- The schools should carry out police verification of all drivers and watchmen and their behaviour and actions should be monitored.
- The students should be trained for disaster management and regular drills need to be held in schools.
- Parents should also be encouraged to participate in these safety initiatives.

“The schools should realise that once a child enters the school premises, the responsibility of his/her safety lies with the school and they should ensure that the children are safe,” she added.

 

“The schools should realise that once a child enters the school premises, the responsibility of his/her safety lies with the school and they should ensure that the children are safe” .

- Jagruti Dharmadhikari, President, IESA