Under the School Chale Hum program, bicycles were to be distributed to tribal female students studying in public schools. However, in a now viral video, these bikes are seen gathering dust but have certainly not yet been handed over to the tribal students.
These cycles were kept at the MLB government school. Now responsible officials say these bikes were meant to travel to the tribal areas but reached Jabalpur by mistake.
Watch the viral video here:
The surprising fact is that by mistake the bike, destined for another district, reached Jabalpur and even parked inside a government building. Officials say they have not yet received delivery of the cycles.
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1,500 cycles in the school vault
About 1,500 cycles were stored in the MLB government school vault. These cycles have been maintained like this here for the past two months. The MLB school principal said he didn’t know where those cycles came from. Block officials asked him to keep these cycles. Thus, the school hall was allocated to keep these cycles.
Should be distributed in the tribal area
The department had purchased these bicycles to distribute to Adivasi students. These cycles were to reach the tribal areas of Kundam, Sihora, Mandla, Dindori, Usaria, Shahdol in Jabalpur division for students in classes VI and IX. Now the cycle has been purchased, but the distribution has not been made. Officials say the bike will be distributed after instructions from management.
Jabalpur Development Block Officer Sudhir Upadhyay said that by mistake these cycles reached Jabalpur. Until now, the cycles have been kept here by the supplier, in accordance with the department’s instructions that they will be delivered. Following the departmental decree, around 1,100 cycles were also distributed in the development block of Jabalpur.