Academic session shrinking says UP CM; opposes school holidays on birth anniversary
There should be no holiday in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities instead students should be taught about them on these days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday.
His remarks came as he addressed a gathering on the occasion of Dr B R Ambedkar's 126th birth anniversary here and flagged concern over shrinking academic sessions due to increase in number of such holidays."There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities. Instead special two hour programme should be held to teach students about them", Adityanath said.
"220 days academic session has reduced to only 120 days due to such holidays and if the tradition (of such holidays) continued, there will be no day left for teaching in schools," he said.
The children should be motivated to learn about tradition of personalities and their contribution towards the country, the chief minister said, adding his government would provide uniform, notebooks and textbooks to students of primary schools. Paying tributes to the chief architect of Indian Constitution, the Chief Minister said Ambedkar was against "playing politics" at the cost of the country and assured his nobody would be allowed to flout law in Uttar Pradesh.