UP CM Yogi Adityanath: 'No holiday in schools on birth anniversaries of eminent personalities'

Lucknow, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 14 April 2017, 04:51 PM
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File photo: PTI)
UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File photo: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Friday that there should be no holiday in schools on birth anniversaries of eminent personalities. He said that instead of holiday, students should be taught about great personalities on such days.

“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 while addressing a gathering on the occasion of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar’s 126th birth anniversary.

CM Adityanath said school children should be motivated to learn about the tradition of eminent persons and the contribution they made for the country. He also said that the UP government will provide uniform, copies and books to students of primary schools.

“There will be no discrimination and injustice in this government rule. Government is committed to security of 22 crore people of the state and no one will be allowed to flout law,” Adityanath added.

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Paying tributes to the father of Indian Constitution, the Chief Minister said Ambedkar was against “playing politics” at the cost of the country.

UP Governor Ram Naik also addressed the gathering and emphasised on following the constitutional obligations while paying tributes to Ambedkar. 

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(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Friday, April 14, 2017 04:42 PM
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