Support move, raise concerns of mismanaged tribal funds
After visiting the Morpirla school complex and interacting with the parents, the Gakuved Federation on Tuesday said the organisation had always raised concern over the allocation of Tribal Sub Plan funds for the Scheduled Tribes of Goa.
“The Morpirla government primary school and high school is the best example how TSP funds are either mismanaged or are kept unutilised,” Rupesh Velip told the media on Tuesday.
A team of Gakuved Federation consisting of Ravindra Velip (Vice-President), Adv John Fernandes (Advisor), Rupesh Velip (General Secretary), Raju Bhagat, Anand Velip and Costantino Faleiro met the protesting parents and students of Govt High School and Primary School of Morpirla village, Quepem Taluka today (05.06.2023).
Rupesh Velip said the school building is in dilapidated condition and needs urgent repairs. “The grievances raised by the parents are genuine. They have been following up with the concern authorities since last one year, however nobody paid attention to their demand. As a result, the parents have boycotted the said primary school and government high school,” he said.
He added: The government primary school and high school is located at Morpirla which is the native village of our youth leader Late Dilip Velip who sacrificed his life during the infamous Balli agitation of 2011.”
“The primary school and high school has 100% tribal students. In the last academic year, the students of SSC have scored 100% results out of which all the students have either scored distinction or first class. The headmistress of the said school Maria Murena Miranda has been conferred with National award at the hands of President of India, Droupadi Murmu ji. The parents and students of such renowned school have taken the decision of boycott and have stopped sending their students to school which is very disturbing and needs urgent attention by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.”