The children are lucky, they have at least one dedicated government school teacher to teach them the three Rs—Reading, writing and arithmetic Photographs by Vikas Choudhary
It is a school with no gate or compound wall. There is not even a sign board to announce that this is a school. As one nears the structure, the writing on the largest pillar announces that it is a state-run primary schoolPhotographs by Vikas Choudhary
There is no toilet facility in this school--either for girls or for boysPhotographs by Vikas Choudhary
The lone school teacher there informs that parents are reluctant to send their children to the school across the road because of traffic hazard. So he crosses the road to teach them at this temporary shelter designated as a school Photographs by Vikas Choudhary
The school has about 25 students Photographs by Vikas Choudhary
There is no provision of cool water for the school children. A metal vessel filled with water is their only source of drinking waterPhotographs by Vikas Choudhary
As one drives along National Highway 8 from Delhi to Jodhpur, a structure raised on pillars with metal sheets for a roof comes into view about 25 km before Jodhpur. A few children sit under it studyingPhotographs by Vikas Choudhary
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