Almost 200 children forced to travel 50 km for Online classes

Vastavam web: Around 200 youngsters had been pressured to journey 50 kilometers on a regular basis to achieve an space with Internet connection to attend on-line courses from their distant coastal villages in Maharashtra after they had been hit first COVID-19 lockdown after which cyclone Nisarga. Hit by a pandemic after which a pure catastrophe, the youngsters from distant villages in Maharashtra needed to take care of Internet disruptions since early June when connectivity alongside the coastal space of Ratnagiri district turned scratchy.

The National Commission for Protection Child Rights, in flip, ensured that the connectivity is restored within the quickest attainable method by reaching out to mobile firms and the district Justice of the Peace of the world, NCPCR Chairman Priyank Kanoongo mentioned. In his letter to the district Justice of the Peace of the world, Kanoongo harassed that the authorities should make sure that the difficulty will get resolved on the earliest.

“The commission has taken cognizance of a complaint received regarding poor and disrupted network connectivity along coastal area of Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra, particularly in the area of PIN Code 415714, which was deadly hit by cyclone Nisarg on June 3, 2020 and since then, the residents of area do not have mobile and data connectivity,” Kanoongo mentioned within the letter to the district Justice of the Peace on July 25. “As a result, around 200 students are facing difficulties in online educational activities due to corona lockdown. Besides, the students are taking pain to travel about 50 kms a day to access data connectivity for their online education activities,” he mentioned. “It is very important that if children are dependent upon the Internet for their education then it needs to be ensured that they get barrier-free Internet facility,” he mentioned.