Jamshedpur: Summer vacation is over and children are back in schools. Attired in brand-new uniforms, the children turned up at their respective schools in Jamshedpur, after a 40 days long summer vacation. The Government and aided schools, and also many unaided schools reopened for the new academic year.
School students returned back to their schools to concentrate on their studies, in the steel city. The campuses were abuzz with activities as the tiny tots carrying their back returned to their campus. �It was definitely not what we wanted. We wanted to enjoy the vacation with a tension-free mindset,� put in Rahul Singh a student of Loyola school.
While students had their own tales of woe, the principals presented their own case to justify their stand. �Today, every individual has to live under an optimum amount of pressure.
This is especially true of the student community, who have to strike a balance between academics and enjoyment,� a principal. �I agree that it might have dampened their spirits to a certain extent, but the host of in-house events I have chalked for them won�t be possible otherwise,� added the principal.
Even as students complained about examination-phobia dampening their spirits, some managed to share in the revelry with friends. �Pujas come once in a year. I studied for a couple of hours everyday but I also went pandal-hopping with my friends and family,� said Debjyoti Dutta of Rajendra Vidyalaya School, with an excitement hard to miss in his voice.
Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) proved to be luckier with their examinations being spread just over the half-yearly and final examinations.