Indian pupils brave daily river dip to get to class 20 kms away
Published on Aug 4, 2014 11:30 PM
SAJJANPURA, India (AFP) - Shivering with cold, a group of boys in a remote village of western India put on their uniforms after swimming across a river to make it to school.
It's a morning ritual for the students of far-flung Chottaudepur district in Gujarat state.
Boys and girls have no option but to plunge into the cold waters of the Hiran river, which has no bridge.
The alternative would be a 20-kilometre journey on foot.
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