Modi-Mamata face off over Independence Day celebrations in Bengal schools : West Bengal, News
The Mamata Banerjee-led Bengal administration has received right into a direct confrontation with the centre over Independence Day celebrations scheduled for subsequent week.
Amidst the raging controversy over BJP dominated Uttar Pradesh authorities’s diktat making it obligatory for Madrasa college students to sing the nationwide music “Vande Mataram” on I-day, the Bengal authorities has determined to droop all such faculty programmes on that day.
Issuing an “pressing” directive to all District Venture Officers in-charge of the Sarva Shikha Mission within the state, the Bengal authorities has requested faculties to “cease all preparations for celebrating Independence Day 2017” in accordance with the specs talked about by the union Ministry of Human Useful resource & Improvement (MHRD).
The MHRD faculty schooling division had earlier issued a round on July 25 to schooling secretaries of all states had specified “extra actions” to be undertaken by faculties underneath the Sarva Shiksha Mission to rejoice Independence Day in a “befitting method”.
In keeping with the round, faculties had been requested to organise 9 prescribed actions between August eight and 15th with an goal to “create festive and patriotic temper throughout the nation”. These embody quiz and debate competitions on the theme of India’s freedom wrestle, patriotic slogan writing competitions, organizing Prabhat Pheris and marches, movie screenings showcasing India’s progress and taking unity and Swachhta pledges.
Nevertheless, taking exception to the centre’s round, the Bengal faculty schooling division issued the discover on Friday, barely 72 hours earlier than 15th August stating that Independence Day 2017 “won’t be celebrated” within the method specified by the Modi authorities.
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