Irked parents at the Delhi Public School Ghaziabad playground
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Parents to DPSG: You want to play football while we protest? Nope

Posted: Apr 24, 2017     By Reena Dhankher

Irked parents of students at Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG) barged into a football match and refused to move for almost an hour on April 23 to express their discontent over the recent fee hike.

More than 100 parents with placards entered the DPSG playground, where a match was under way between School Sports Promotion Foundation (SSPF) and Bhaichung Bhutia Football Schools (BBFS). Bhutia was also present at the ground.

The protests came as an embarrassment to the school authorities, who refused to comment on the issue and ignored all attempts to speak to the media.

The annual fee, which was earlier Rs 62,000, has been hiked to a staggering Rs 1.62 lakh. The tuition charges have been increased from Rs 7,750 to Rs 26,000. Fees under other heads, too, have been increased.

Speaking to City Spidey, DK Chauhan, a parent, said, “We have been protesting for over a month now, the school has taken no note of our concerns. How are we expected to pay such huge fees? So we decided to choose a time and a venue when all management officials of the school would be present.”

Another parent, who refused to be named, said, “These people just want new ways to extract money from us on some pretext or the other. We have no knowledge of where all the money is being spent. No information in this regard has ever been shared with us.”


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