Don’t celebrate I-Day as per Centre’s format: Mamata govt

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The minister said the Central government should have “properly notified” the state authorities if they were planning a special Idependence Day celebration this year.

The Human Resource Development Ministry had issued a circular on July 25 to all state Education Secretaries specifying “additional activities” to be undertaken by schools under the Sarva Shiksha Mission to celebrate Independence Day in a “befitting manner”.

It asked every school to arrange a “Sankalp programme” from August 9 to August 30 and organise an oath-taking ceremony where all teachers and students would have to take a vow to rid the country of the five problems of poverty, corruption, terrorism, communalism and casteism by 2022, when the nation would be celebrating 75 years of freedom.

With IANS inputs

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