A large number of government employees and teachers across Tamil Nadu are demonstrating about pension and pay schemes. This is affecting all Government Schools where activities have been disrupted due to the absence of teachers, paralysing the functioning of the schools.
Youngsters in supported projects and NGOs have also been affected, but these strikes have not meant days of fun for them. Project staff have organised additional education classes at projects, led by their own staff and tutors. Still, better than being at school for a few days.