The KJP Girls Secondary School, whose heritage building was consumed in a fire on Sunday, will resume classes on June 1.
The devastating inferno completely reduced the heritage building of the KJP Girls Secondary School to ashes in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The massive fire devoured the old building, though newer structures were relatively unscathed, including the hostel. There were no casualties reported.
Speaking to Highland Post today, Babu Kular Khongjirem, a senior teacher at the school, said that the school authorities have assessed the newer structures that were unscathed by the fire and have decided that it will somehow manage to resume classes by June 1.
“We will be holding the classes in the concrete building that was unharmed by the fire and we still have more than 20 classrooms, including the principal classroom, staff offices, etc, that will all be used and we will for the time being manage with the temporary electricity connection before it is fully restored,” Khongjirem said.
“We will hold a parents meeting tomorrow for resumption of the classes and we have also constituted a construction committee that will be sitting in these next few days to think about the construction of the new building,” he added.
The public have been lending their support with donations pouring in from Dorbar Shnongs, nearby schools, individuals, politicians and others.
On the Class 12 results that will be declared on Friday, Khongjirem said that the school authorities are also prepared for it and applications, etc at the school will be available.
There has been no further information as to the exact cause of the fire, the teacher added. He also informed that the narrow road leading to the school was part of the reason that the fire service was delayed in reaching the scene, though he added that the firemen did all that they could.
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