Parents of students enrolled at KV FRI have heaved a sigh of relief after months of protest against shut down of the institute. The Union ministry of human resource development directed the school authorities to restore admissions on Friday.
The school had announced that no fresh admissions would take place for the next academic session and cited budget cuts for the same. There were reports that the school would close down. The students had started an online campaign while also urging PM Narendra Modi to intervene.
Somit Srivastav, deputy commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Dehradun region, said, 'Admissions for the new session will start shortly. However, we have not received any word about budget allocation for the school.'
Vijay Giri Goswami, a parent who headed the campaign to save the school, told TOI, 'We are grateful to the ministry as we were worried about the future of the students of the school.'
The Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) had reduced funding allocation to the school to 24% earlier this year taking into consideration the number of outside students enrolled in the school, which being a project category school is primarily meant for children of FRI, ICFRE and sister organisations' employees.