2 STUDENTS ON TRIP TO USA GO MISSING
Jalandhar August 6:
It is another instance of dream of greener pastures going sour with a case of “kabootarbazi” coming to light in different form .
In a well planned effort to settle abroad two students of Dayanand Model School in Dayanand Nagar here are reported missing from their educational trip to America. Students of class XII non-medical are missing since the group reached America.
The school authorities termed this it pre-planned attempt of the students and their parents to help the students reach foreign shores. The parents said the students went missing due to negligent attitude of the teachers. Both students made dramatic separation from the group. While Paramjeet Singh left the group saying he was going out of the hotel for telephone call ,the second boy Kunal Bhandari left the group in four days after which he never returned.
Before leaving Paramjeet met his teacher and requested her to be permitted to stay with one of his uncles for one night in New York. The teacher refused him but he made a move and did not returned. The school authorities informed the New York police but nothing came out of it .
Principal of the school Raj Kumar Sehgal said this had set wrong precedent for the students and brought a bad name to the school. “ The parents and the students are hand in glove with each other. The school authorities and the managing committee are surprised at the attitude of the parents of both students. The parents used the educational trip as an easy way to reach the foreign shores. The parents have not filed an FIR with the police as well”.
“The second student Kunal Bhandari too created a mischief by asking for permission attending marriage of his relative in New York. However when I refused him, his parents joined him there and he left the group despite my warnings. This is a conspiracy”, he said adding the situation had become all the more serious, as Paramjeet had taken his passport along making it difficult to track him.
Efforts to contact Gurnam Kaur mother of Paramjeet Singh from Sultanpur Lodhi turned futile, as she was not available for comments. Students of Dayanand Model School had gone for 12 -day educational trip along with four other schools from the city to Orlando and New York from July 22 to August 22. Eleven students had gone for the trip from Dayanand Model School who were accompanied by a science teacher and principal of the school. “We had a plan to take the students to Orlando and New York for a conference at NASA and a pleasure trip to Disneyland but things turned the other way round”, added Sehgal.