KATHMANDU, Nepal–Restless, Noises and upbeat. Children are believed to be like that. But such is not the cases with children at Banshagu Secondary School in Sindhupalchowk district while they returned to school on Monday after two weeks of vacation. Abnormal silence dominated in the classrooms.
Unlike, earlier noisy trend, most of the children seemed sluggish as though it was their first day in school life. Blue faces with a kind of strangeness were surfaced on girl students. The scenario was totally abnormal. They were attending the class in new school building.
The Sunkoshi mayhem in the region had swept away 31 of their comrades and teachers. The flood had created such a havoc that it has become difficult for any local person to spot the location of the school which had 14 rooms and was popular in the village.
“Neither we could say anything to our students nor do they share to us. They seemed as if they had lost many things,” a school teacher was quoted by Tuesday’s Nagarik daily.
They seemed reluctant to the study, rather lost in the past incident. The tears were rolling down from the checks of some students. In fact, the students have not only missed their fellow but their own parents and other family members. Thus feeling of lonely and sad in their appearance was not an abnormal in its case.
School principal Balaram Timilsina, who is running the classes in a private house, is much worried to bring thing back to normal.
Seven classes are being run at the house owned by locals while an office room has been provided by another local. With 61 out of the total of 177 enrolled students attending, the school is reportedly running at a private house. The 85 absent include those who were lost to the flood.