By TC News Desk
Agartala, August 08: The students of Tarakpur Secondary School took to the streets and blocked the roads, demanding the conversion of their school into a Higher Secondary School early on Tuesday morning, from 8 am to 10 am. The protest took place at the busy Kadamtala Traffic Point, which serves as a junction for Kadamtala – Churaibari, Kadamtala – Tarakpur, and Kadamtala – Dharmanagar roads, causing disruption to regular traffic flow.
The students’ main contention lies in the fact that Tarakpur currently has only one secondary school, which poses significant challenges for them in pursuing higher education. The absence of a Higher Secondary School in the remote area forces economically disadvantaged students to face difficulties in continuing their studies beyond the secondary level. Many students are unable to afford education in other schools, leading them to abandon their academic pursuits prematurely.
The demand to upgrade Tarakpur Secondary School to a Higher Secondary School has been a longstanding issue, with several previous protests and road blockades organized to bring attention to the matter. Despite their previous efforts, the students’ demand had not been met, prompting them to resort to road blockades once again.
The protest only came to an end when the police from Kadamtala police station intervened and assured the students of addressing their demands seriously. Following the assurance, the students peacefully lifted the blockade.
The continued persistence of Tarakpur school students in voicing their demands reflects the gravity of the situation and the urgent need for authorities to consider the establishment of a Higher Secondary School in the area. As the situation unfolds, both the students and the local community eagerly await a concrete response from relevant educational authorities to fulfill the students’ rightful aspirations for accessible and higher-quality education in Tarakpur.