Parents maintained a ‘night vigil’ at St.Paul’s and St.Joesph’s school from Sunday night to get hold of the LKG application forms for their tiny tots. The forms will be supplied Monday.
As usual many rumors among the parents that only 1500 applications will be available for admission; made many of them stay put in serpentine; queues from early morning hours till dusk.
A good number of them skipped their days’ work and spent endless hours at the school.
Even as a signboard outside the school, meant to assure the parents, screamed that there were plenty of forms available and there was no need to rush and queue up. Even then, the parents appeared to be the least re-assured.
But the overnight wait of parents to submit forms was an example of propaganda and over enthusiasm. A Mother who had preferred to stand in queue for over 12 hours to submit the form described how it had started. On Sunday noon a single man came and stood in front of the closed gates of the school with the LKG admission. Seeing him a few more persons also came up to start a queue behind him. Information spread fast and by 6 p.m. a large crowd had come out to stand in queue with their night packs.
The persons in the queue also included grand mothers, grand fathers, uncles, aunts other than parents of the Child.
This also speaks of the tension in the minds of the parents to make their children excel, which according to them started from the admission in a premier school. After the long tiring night in the queue, some parents surely had sarcastic remarks on their face, “would our children when they grow up ever remember that we had spent sleepless night to submit form for their school admission”.