BHUBANESWAR: Scores of students are forced to cross a river every day to attend a school in Gujarat.
In absence of a bridge and proper connectivity, on a routine basis students cross a river in Bangriposi block of Odisha's Mayurbhanj to reach school.
Earlier in 2014, it was reported that nearly 100 students have to swim across a river everyday to reach school in Gujarat.
Boys and girls from 16 tribal villages in Narmada District swim across the 600 metre wide River Hiran and then walk for another five kilometres to reach the Utavadi Village where the nearest school is located.
In August 2017, school students in Jharkhand's Latehar were seen risking their lives to cross a river which has been flowing with high current.
— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2017