Top
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
exit_to_app
bengal politics
access_time 2021-04-10T15:31:56+05:30
Varanasi follows Ayodhyas lead
access_time 2021-04-10T11:16:48+05:30
Why is no one talking about Rafale?
access_time 2021-04-09T11:27:04+05:30
No more bloodshed; not any more
access_time 2021-04-08T19:28:29+05:30
A life that enriched the society
access_time 2021-04-07T11:40:02+05:30
DEEP READ
Towards a digital emergency?
access_time 2021-02-27T14:50:41+05:30
The slaughter of democracy in Puducherry
access_time 2021-02-24T11:27:21+05:30
Populist Fascism
access_time 2021-01-31T17:19:29+05:30
Media Freedom
access_time 2021-01-31T15:47:07+05:30
Sharjeel Imam
access_time 2021-01-30T15:19:40+05:30
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightIndiachevron_rightNo school on...

No school on Christmas, says Smriti Irani

text_fields
bookmark_border
No school on Christmas, says Smriti Irani
cancel

New Delhi: Education minister Smriti Irani has denied a newspaper report that CBSE schools might have to remain open on Christmas Day.

"Deliberate mischief by ur reporter on the front page today. All schools closed for XMas, essay competition only online," the minister tweeted.

Amidst Opposition uproar over reports of schools being ordered to remain open on Christmas Day to observe 'Good Governance Day', Government Monday clarified that no such instruction has been issued and only an online essay competition on the subject is being organised.

"The report is factually false," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha after Opposition parties raised the issue.

HRD Minister Smriti Irani "has informed me that no such instruction has been issued, no school will function (that day). Only an online essay competition (is being organised). That's all," Jaitley said.

Raising the issue, Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M) said there are reports that schools have been asked to remain open on December 25 to observe Good Governance Day.

"There are orders from the government," he said.

Show Full Article
TAGS:
Next Story