Maharashtra: School Children Made to Stand on Road to Welcome Minister
A heartwarming video circulating on social media has captured the attention of netizens. The footage showcases a group of school children standing on a road in north Maharashtra, eagerly awaiting the arrival of a newly-sworn in NCP minister. The children, believed to be from an ashram shala in Amalner tehsil of Jalgaon district, can be seen arranged in a unique formation, with girls lining up on one side and boys on the other.
Ashram shalas are specialized residential schools designed for students belonging to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, providing them with education and support. In the video, some of the children are without footwear, sitting patiently along the road, anticipating the arrival of Anil Patil, who recently took office as a minister in the state government, alongside eight other MLAs from his party.
As the minister's vehicle approaches, the children rise from their positions, standing tall and some even offering salutes to express their respect. Although this heartfelt video has garnered significant attention on social media, there has been no response from either the minister or the local administration regarding the incident.
When contacted, a police official from Amalner, located 350 km away from Mumbai, stated that they have not been informed about the incident and no official complaint has been registered thus far. The genuine enthusiasm displayed by these school children has touched the hearts of many, inspiring hope and admiration across the online community.