The Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) while asserting that the government decision on medium of instruction is in confirmation with the law and rules in force, challenged its opponents to move the courts if they feel otherwise.
Briefing media persons, FORCE office bearers said the government decision will help the poor and marginalized sections of society have the choice of educating their children in English medium which till date has been prerogative of the moneyed sections who could afford the fees charged by the un-aided English medium schools.
FORCE secretary Savio Lopes accused opponents of the government decision of wanting to keep the poor marginalized by not giving them the opportunity to teach their children in English medium and accused them of being modern day exploiters.
He also condemned Uday Bhembre’s hypocrisy of advising parents to teach their children in regional languages while not practicing his preaching in his own home where his grandchild is studying in an English medium school.
Second Body Recovered From Cuddegal Mines
The body of Gulappa Chalmi, the labourer buried in the landslide at Fomento’s Cuddegal mine was recovered on Monday making it the second body to be found even as search for the body of the third person continues.
It may be recalled that following incessant rains last week on Friday night three workers at the mine including an engineer were feared buried in a landslide. While the body of the security guard Ajit Mayank was received on Saturday, the body of the engineer is yet to be found.
Gulappa Chalmi, a native of Karnataka whose son Sharmappa was also employed at the same mine, wanted to settle in his native village where he has already purchased a plot of land revealed his wife Siddavva.