After the turmoil over a proposal to stamp 'Good Governance day' through occasions that could have implied schools staying open on Christmas Day, the CBSE has issued cautious circulars announcing much watered down activities.
In two circulars announcing essay competitions on Monday, the Central Board of Secondary Education states front and center that "participation is voluntary" and makes it clear that schools require not stay open on December 25. "...thus willing students may submit their sections from home or whatever other spot which gives online access".
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The move comes after TOI highlighted a December 10 roundabout issued by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, asking its schools to hold programs on Christmas Day. It had activated challenges from MPs and religious gatherings.
The Samiti had said the day would be seen as 'great governance day' to stamp the birthday/celebration of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Hindu Mahasabha pioneer Madan Mohan Malaviya. After the commotion, a letter dated December 15 on the Navodaya Vidyalaya site had overwritten the prior guidelines and approached the schools to hold up for the CBSE circular.
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Monday's circulars said students may compose essays on age-suitable topics to be given on two subjects: Education for Future Development on December 24 on the eve of the birth anniversary of Malaviya; and Good Governance on December 25 to honor Vajpayee's birthday.
The board has permitted students to submit sections through connections to be made accessible on the CBSE academic website and through mobile phones utilizing the messaging application, Whatsapp.
Word, then again, may not reach all students in light of the fact that most city schools are closed for the Christmas break beginning Monday. "We don't think about the articulation arrangement since regularly the school advises us about these competitions. Monday was the last day of school (before Christmas break)," said Shikha Sood, mother of Sanskriti, who was the champ of a recent expression on cleanliness.
The arrangement may see low participation because of the break. "Our students have been told about the expression arrangement, however numerous may not be participating as the majority of them will be travelling during the vacation," said Avnita Bir, essential, R N Podar School, Santacru. for Regular News Visit: www.admissionjankari.com