Preparations for the Dasara festivities are in full swing in Mysore. The star attractions of the Dasara festival are the elephants. They are transported from the forest preserves around Mysore and are housed at the Mysore Palace grounds a few weeks before the festivities actually begin.
Along with the elephants come the mahouts and their families. The school year is already in full swing in India, and this necessarily means that the mahouts' children will miss classes for the two-odd months they are away from their homes. Because they miss two months of classes, many children apparently are in no mood to go back to school even when they return home.
So the education secretary hit upon an idea, to hold classes for the children on the palace grounds.
Sounded so simple when I read it. Why not?
But the idea had to be thought of. It was. And it had to be implemented. This week, it will be.
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