‘Same gate’ for girls’ school with resort-spa center!
Published: 05:30 PM, 12 October 2021
Girls have to enter the school by using the same gate of the Resort and Spa Center at Dapnazar in Tangail’s Bashail upazila
Martha Leadstrom Girls’ High School is within the boundaries of Dapnazar Water Garden Resort and Spa Center in Tangail’s Bashail upazila. Students are entering the school by the same road using the same gate where men and women of different ages are going to the spa center at the same time with the same gate. As a result, teachers and guardians have expressed frustration over this. They demanded the construction of a separate boundary and gate for the school.
It was learned that local influential Akhtar Hamid Masud, his younger brother Ahsan Habib and their Norway-citizen friend established the Martha Leadstrom Girls’ High School in 1992. Currently, around 250 students from Dapnazar and surrounding villages are studying in this school. Shortly after the establishment of the school, the founder of the school built a commercial water garden resort and spa center with a large space next to the school. The resort and spa center have been in operation since last year. People have to go there using the school gate.
People of different ages of different classes are entering the resort and spa center for entertainment through the same gate. Girls are also entering the school at the same time, as a result, they have to face many embarrassing situations including eve-teasing. Even there is a risk of unpleasant incidents. For this, the teachers and parents demanded to take necessary steps to ensure safety by constructing separate gates including the boundary of the school.
According to locals, the owner of the resort and spa center is “influential” and no one dares to say anything. The students of that school may be misled due to men and women of different ages coming to the resort and spa center, they may be the victims of eve-teasing. The locals also demanded to solve this problem quickly.
Manchir Rahman, a headmaster of Martha Leadstrom Girls’ High School, also expressed frustration and anxiety.
Tangail DC Dr. Ataul Gani assured to take necessary measures including instructing the authorities to create separate gates and boundaries for the school as soon as possible.