By India Today News Desk: “Please Modi ji, ek achhi si school banwa do na (Please Modi-ji, build a nice school for us),” requests a young schoolgirl from Jammu on video that has now gone viral. Seerat Naaz is unhappy that she has to sit on unclean floors with friends at her school and wants the prime minister to do something about it.
In the just under five-minutes-long viral video, shared on Facebook by a page named ‘Marmik News’ from Jammu and Kashmir, Naaz begins by introducing herself as a student of the local government high school and takes a walk down her school compound, explaining to the PM all that it lacks and what she thinks the authorities could do to make it better.
“Modi ji, mujhe na aap se ek baat kehni hain (Modi ji, there is something I need to tell you.)”
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Panning the phone’s camera towards an uncovered concrete surface in front of two closed doors, which she identifies as the “Principal’s office and the staff room”, Naaz says: “Dekho humara farsh kitna ganda ho chuka hain. Humein yahan niche bithate hain (Look how dirty the floor is. They make us sit here).”
She then begins the virtual tour, saying, “Chalo, mein aap ko badi si building dikhati hoon aapne school ki (let me show you the big building where our school is)”.
“Yeh dekho, pichle paanch saalon se, dekho kitni gandi building hain yahan pe. Chalo mein aap ko andar se dikhati hoon (Look how unclean the building has been for the last five years. Let me take you on a tour of the inside of the building).”
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“Please, aap se na request karti hoon, aap na achha sa school bana do. Humein niche baithna parta hain aur hamari uniform gandi ho jati hain aur phir humein Mamma marti hain. Humare pas bench bhi nahin hain (I request you to build us a nice school for us. We have to sit on the floor because of which our uniforms get dirty. Our mothers often scold us for getting our uniforms dirty. We don’t even have benches),” she says.
Soon, she is at the school’s toilet. “Dekho, humara kitna ganda toilet aur tut gaya hain (Look how dirty the toilet is – and broken too).” Giving a first-hand view of the lack of amenities at the school, Naaz shows how the students have to relieve themselves in the open.
Naaz ends the video with an appeal to PM Modi: “Modi jiâæ Achha sa humara yeh school banwa do. Bilkul sundar sa school bana do taaki humein niche na baithna padhe. Taaki Mamma na mare. Taaki achhe se padhai karein. Humara school please achhe se banwa do (Modi ji,please build us a good school for us. So that we don’t have to sit on the floor. So that my mother doesn’t scold me for getting my uniform dirty. So that we could all study well. Please build a nice school for us).”
(With input from ANI)
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