Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh said that instead of granting children holidays, special programmes would be conducted to educate children about the greatness of leaders.
“It is not a great idea to close schools on the occasion of birth or death anniversaries of great people. In fact, many times, children don’t even know why the school has been closed. This defeats the purpose of commemorating a holiday on the occasion,” Adityanath said.
He believe that the children must be given an opportunity to get inspired by India’s great leaders. He gave an example of Dr. B R Ambedkar and talked about his struggle which should get inspired by the future generations.
“Rule books say that schools should have 220 working days but the target is rarely achieved because of too many holidays. This leaves the teachers with about 130-140 working days, which is not enough for students to learn,” he said.