UP CM wants reduction in public holidays, targets schools at first

Posted April 19, 2017

Speaking at a function on the occasion of 126th birth anniversary of dalit ideologue B.R.Ambedkar here, Adityanath said that the schools should organise programs based on the lives and works of the great personalities rather than be closed.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday alleged that his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav deprived the state of facilities that are essential for development. Before scrutinising the public holidays enjoyed by government employees, CM Adityanath will be focusing on holidays for school children. "This defeats the objective of holiday which leaves schoolchildren unaware of the importance of the day", he said.

CM said closing school on such occasion do not favor children while with organizing program in school will give them direction and inspire them. Citing the example of Ambedkar, he said, "The struggle and journey of Baba Saheb Ambedkar is a story that has inspired many generations and will continue to do the same in future as well".

Deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, UP energy minister Shrikant Sharma and state minister for power Swatantra Dev Singh were also present on this occasion.

"There should be no holidays in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities". "In the wake of so many holidays, the teachers are left with just 130-140 teaching days which are not adequate", he said.

A proposal is being prepared, the minister said, adding that along with extending Rs. 20,000 in monetary assistance to each bride, the government will bear further expenses from the mass wedding.