Girijana Residential School in Forest Approved

Submitted by Newseditor on Thu, 2015-12-03 21:31 Bengaluru: The Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (KSCPCR) has obtained permission to construct a residential school inside the Nagarahole National Park, Mysuru district.     About four-years-ago “Girijana Aashrama Shaale” which comes under the Social Welfare department, within the premises of Nagarhole National Park was demolished for renovation purposes. But the construction work despite having the reserved funds, had not received a node from the forest department.   Demolition and delay in construction of school building forced the children to attend classes under one roof which is congested. The social welfare department failed to construct the building with the Zilla panchayat funds.   Four years later, after the KSCPCR has succeeded in getting the permission to construct school building in the reserved forest area under Nagarahole National Park.   Kripa Alva, chairman, KSCPCR said, “After examining the complaint by students, the commission intervened and asked the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (Wildlife), Karnataka Forest Department to permit the reconstruction of the “Girijana Aashrama Shaale” in the interest of the Child Rights.”     As a result, the forest department has given permission for the construction of a hostel as well, said Kripa Alva.