NHRC notices sent to 49 children suicides in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

An investigation revealed that between 2013-17, 49 students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) committed suicide The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has sent a notice to the Human Resource Ministry (HRD) on Tuesday and asked for a response within six weeks. Of the 49 suicides, half of the Dalits and tribals were students, and most of them were boys.

According to the news published in The Indian Express, the statement of the NHRC stated that “except for seven, all the students had committed suicide by hanging.” And their dead bodies were seen by either the classmates or the school staff members first. The things of the report can not be ignored, because if it is not properly investigated along with quick and appropriate measures, then this pattern of suicide can be increased in JNV. ‘

NHRC notices sent to 49 children suicides in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
At the same time, NHRC has expressed concern about the proportion of suicides of children coming from scheduled castes and scheduled tribes. The Commission has also sought information on whether the trained counselors were available in the premises whereby the adolescent students could openly talk about their feelings.

Also, information has been sought on whether the dedicated employees are employed to ensure that the children should not be left alone in the rooms and whether the emergency aid was available to them through telephony counseling and suicide hotline services. .

JNV is known for best results:

JNV is known for giving best results in board examinations. It was started in 1985-86 and it has become a medium to put thousands of vulnerable children out of poverty. Since 2012, these schools have recorded success rate of more than 99 percent in class 10 and more than 95 percent in class 12. This figure is far better than the national average of private schools and CBSE.

Currently, there are 2.8 million students in 635 JNVs. By March 31, 2017, a total of 2.53 lakh students from 9 to 19 years of age were enrolled in about 600 JNVs. The number of suicides in that year touched 14. That means, in every one million students studying in these schools, about six students committed suicide in 2017.

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