PM's birthday diktat overturned; now UP primary schools to remain closed
New Delhi: Facing backlash from the parents and the opposition parties, the Uttar Pradesh administration withdrew its decision of keeping the schools open on occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's birthday on Sunday, September 17.
Earlier, the Primary Schools were ordered to stay opened on Sunday to mark the 67th birthday of Indian Prime Minister.
According to the informed sources, the school administration had also made it compulsory for all the students to be present on the occasion.
Minister of State for Basic Education (Independent Charge), Anupama Jaiswal, had earlier confirmed the reports saying that about 1.60 lakh government primary schools will remain open on Sunday to celebrate the birth anniversary of the PM.
"MLAs who have adopted schools in their region will go there and promote PM Modi's message of cleanliness as a part of the celebrations. The motive behind MLAs adopting schools in their areas is to ensure community participation in an effective monitoring system," Jaiswal had added.
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Jaiswal had further added that the school administrations have been asked to distribute sweets among the children, and this in going to be the biggest gift for the PM on his birthday as the students would be informed about his dream of a 'Swachh Bharat'.
Terming Modi an inspiration, BJP state spokesperson Chandramohan said, "He is a perfect icon for children because he has led a life full of hardship and today he is the most powerful man in the world's largest democracy."