No school, colleges holidays on jayantis in UP: CM Yogi Adityanath

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Luckow :  

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has his own way to rule the state. Just like PM Modi is taking some unexpected decisions. In another surprising move, he announced to abolish school and college holidays on birth anniversaries (jayantis) of great leaders and political icons.

"I am going to make an announcement that may not sound pleasant to many, but the tradition to declare holidays on jayantis of great leaders should end now," declared Adityanath on the occasion of the 126th jayanti of Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Adityanath sarcastically remarked: "The way holidays in schools and colleges were announced by previous regimes, that day is not far off when educational institutes will have no days left for teaching."

There are about 20 such holidays in UP and a majority of them were declared by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. To quote a few, Akhilesh had declared a holiday on Chowdhury Charan Singh Jayanti, Karpoori Thakur Jayanti, Guru Govind Singh Jayanti, Maharishi Parshuram Jayanati, Maharaj Agrasen Jayanti, Maharishi Valmiki Jayanti etc.


Both Mayawati and Akhilesh may make Adityanath's decision a political issue as a majority of these holidays were declared on the jayantis of their political icons. Speaking at Ambedkar Sabha, Adityanath said that instead of declaring holidays on such occasions, schools should be open and teachers should hold two-hour special classes on the life and works of these great leaders.