Haryana Chief Minister (CM) Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday visited GD Goenka School, Sohna, in Gurugram district and interacted with the students and teachers whose bus was recently pelted with stones by some miscreants protesting the release of the movie ‘Padmaavat’.
Patting the back of the students for showing courage in the face of an adverse situation, the CM also assured them that adequate arrangements would be made by the state government to prevent reoccurrence of such incidents.
While sympathising with the school children, he said, “Since I saw this incident on the television, what kept boggling my mind was why it should have happened to the little children. Though I am not feeling well, yet I decided to meet you all”.
In a democratic system, every citizen had the right to express his views, but if protest is to be registered, it should be done peacefully, he added.
Khattar also inquired from the children how things happened that day and also interacted with the teachers then present in the bus. He appreciated the teachers for acting sensibly during the incident and saving the students from being hurt.He also interacted with bus driver Ramesh.
It was 24 January when stones were pelted at the bus of the school by the members of Rajput Karni Sena who were protesting against the release of film Padmaavat.When stones were being thrown at their bus, the children not only showed courage, but also braved the situation with poise and calm.