Parents denied entry to Raj Bhavan, forced to sit in scorching sun

Parents of several Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) from Mysuru were not allowed to attend the certificate distribution ceremony at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Published: 11th April 2018 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th April 2018 07:10 AM   |  A+A-

Parents who had come all the way from Mysuru were forced to sit outside Raj Bhavan on Tuesday | Nagaraja Gadekal

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Parents of several Bharat Scouts and Guides (BSG) from Mysuru were not allowed to attend the certificate distribution ceremony at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday.

Parents of 35 Bharat Scouts and Guides student from Mysuru had arrived in the city to get a glimpse of their wards receiving certificates from the first citizen of the state.

Vishwanath, father of Uttam, told The New Indian Express that BSG officials humiliated the parents from Mysuru by not letting them inside. “Our kids had taken part in the rehearsals held on Saturday and Sunday. They had asked us to come to Raj Bhavan on Tuesday afternoon. When we came here, the Raj Bhavan authorities did not let us in, citing that only those having invitation cards are allowed,” he said.

“We sat on the footpath at the entrance of Raj Bhavan in the scorching sun from 12.30pm to 5.30pm. Despite our request to the officials to take us inside, they did not budge. It was evident that the parents from Bengaluru were given priority. Even parents of three to five kids from Mangaluru were not given entry,” he asked. The BSG officials were unavailable for comment.

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