Dadar - Shiv Sena’s youth leader Samadhan Saravankar accepted that the number of students in the BMC school has gone down considerably and expressed the need to check this decrease in the ‘Mumbai Naka’ programme of the Mumbai Live on Friday night.
The panelists including BJP corporator and education committee member Shivnath Darade, Congress member in BMC education committee Vijay Kambli, educationist Manohar Shimpi, actor Pramod Pawar and social worker Durga Gudilu participated in the discussion on education.
Vishwanath Darade alleged that the tabs distributed by the Shiv Sena were distributed without taking the BMC education committee into confidence. He also claimed that there is no zeal in the BMC education committee as its rights have been reduced considerably. He also targeted the Shiv Sena by asking whether the BMC has no money to pay grants to 60 municipal schools.
Shimpi stressed the need to pay attention towards the condition of teachers and the quality of Marathi medium schools.
Kambli targeted the BMC ruling parties for their failure to give grants to civic schools. This made teachers unhappy and it resulted into their apathy towards education system.
Social activists Durga Gudilu emphasised the need to provide education to children from the Nomadic Tribes who are devoid of educational facilities. She claimed that educating such children will end the social evils like Jat Panchayat.
Darade, while criticising the Sena, has said that content in the tabs distributed to BMC school students was not shown to the educationists.