Dipayal, May 16
Classes have been adversely affected in more than one-and-a-half dozen schools in Doti headquarters and its surrounding areas due to a storm on Saturday and yesterday.
School roofs were blown away by the strong wind. Doti DEO Basant Khatri said that schools at the headquarters Silgadi and its adjoining areas such as Khatiwada, Kalena, Baglek, Ranagaun, Dahakali VDCs were worst hit by the strong wind.
DEO Khatri said that classes were hit hard as the storm had blown away the zinc sheets of most of the schools.
Nabaraj Joshi, teacher of Durga Secondary School at Barchhian VDC complained that they were forced to take classes under the shade of trees after the roof of the school was blown away by the storm.
“The scorching sun makes it impossible to hold classes in the open meadow. So, we have started taking classes under the shade of a tree,” Joshi said.
Roofs of two buildings at Damsila Lower Secondary School at Lana Kedareswor VDC were blown away by the storm.
Students from the school are taking the classes in the open.
KP Majhi, school management committee member of Nariyal Primary School at Tikhatar VDC said that the storm had blown away the roofs and damaged two classrooms.
“Students are taking classes under the shade of a peepal tree”, said Majhi. SP Dilliraj Bista said that District Police Office had received information about the damage to some houses due to the storm, in addition to many schools.
A version of this article appears in print on May 17, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.