By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 28 Apr: Private schools in Dehradun have urged the state government to allow school booksellers to sell books and stationery to the parents at the school campuses. They have urged the government to allow the booksellers to use the school campus space to sell the books and stationery to parents.
In this respect, Chairman of Doon International School DS Mann urged Secretary School Education R Meenakshisundaram to allow authorised booksellers to utilise the large school campuses to distribute books and stationery to parents before the new academic session. He said that the large school campuses would ensure social distancing and other restrictions in force due to the Corona pandemic. He also observed that the present government order on distribution of books through courier was not practical. Each student’s parcel would weigh between 5 and 9 kgs and it would not be possible to ensure timely delivery through courier of such heavy parcels.
Mann also claimed that the students were desperate to buy books since they were finding it hard to follow the online classes without the books and other study material.
It may be recalled that private schools also have reminded the government that sale of the books through the schools had already been allowed during the lockdown by Jharkhand Government and the same could be allowed in Uttarakhand, too.