Parents of kids studying in DPSG after meeting Manish Yadav, president of BJP's youth wing
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Gurgaon parents to hold candle march against fee hike

Posted: Apr 28, 2017     By Anjoo Dalal

Parents of children studying in Gurgaon’s private schools are determined to knock all doors and leave no stone unturned to effect a rollback of the fee hike by the schools. They are set to hold a candle march at John Hall Road, Civil Lines, on April 30.

Tripti Singh, founder of All India Parents Forum for Education, said, “Why don’t the schools understand that we are not against them? We are against the unjustified fee hike every year. We trust the school with our child. How can we go against the school? But we can’t remain silent over unjustified hikes.”

All India Parents Forum for Education is a joint forum for parents protesting against fee hikes in schools in Gurgaon.

Meanwhile, on April 28, parents of children studying in Delhi Public School Ghaziabad (DPSG), Palam Vihar, met Manish Yadav, BJP youth wing president, and submitted an objection letter against the fee hike by the school.

While they are hoping that they might get some relief, they say the school has circulated a mail that states that there would be no rollback of the fee hike.

Yashesh Yadav, a parent whose child studies in DPSG, said, “The mail states that if we are finding the current fee beyond our budget, we are free to look for another school within our budget. It adds that a private or unaided school also has to meet its expenses.”

Parents have registered several complaints against private schools over the issue and have even sent messages to Mann Ki Baat, the Prime Minister’s radio programme. They allege that despite all efforts, neither the schools nor the district administration has helped them.

TAGS: DPSG / Fee hike / John Hall / Civil Lines / Manish Yadav / BJP youth president / Tripti Singh / All India Parents Forum for Education / Mann Ki Baat