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POST TIME: 20 May, 2018 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 19 May, 2018 09:48:40 PM
Cattle ‘haat’ on school ground, students suffer
OUR CORRESPONDENT, Patuakhali

Cattle ‘haat’ on school ground, students suffer

At least 700 students of the Pachjunia Secondary School, Kalapara, under Patuakhali district are suffering, as a cattle ‘haat’ is held on the school compound.

Besides, smell of cattle urine and dung add to the woes of the students.

The ‘haat’ is held on Sunday adjacent to Nomorhat Bazaar of Dhanakhali Union of the upazila.

 Students are unable to study because of an acrid smell coming from the ‘haat’.

Rima Aktar and Zakaria, Class X students of Pachjunia Secondary School, said they cannot study because of the haat.

Bad smell coming from the market has created serious problem for their studies. Md. Abdus Salam, head teacher of the school, said students were facing serious problems for the past eight to 10 years.

There are about 700 students from Class 1 to Class X in the school. Classes start at 8am and get over at 12 noon on the day of the ‘haat’, the head teacher said.

Students cannot stay in the classes due to smell of urine and cattle dung.

 “I have lodged complaint with the upazila administration about the problem but no action had been taken.

Recently Upazila Nirbahi officer Tanvir Rahman has assured that the cattle ‘haat’  would be will be shifted to another place, the headmaster added

 Dhanakhali UP chairman Md. Riaz Uddin Talukder said steps had been taken to shift the haat from the school compound.

Abdul Wahab Munshi, president of the School Managing Committee, said: “We have requested several times to shift the ‘haat’ to the west side of Nomorhat bazaar, but no action has been taken yet.

Students are suffering terribly due to the cattle ‘haat’.”

 Kalapara Upazila Nirbahi officer Md Tanvir Rahman has said the cattle market will be shifted to other place soon.