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News - CBSE tells schools not to cause 'undue strain' to students for Independence Day celebration

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With just few days left for 71st anniversary of India's independence from British rule, all the educational institutes, schools across the nation are being given directions ahead of the celebrations.

After UGC had sent guidelines to the universities, CBSE has asked its affiliated schools across the country to ensure that Independence day celebrations do not cause "undue strain" to students.

In the notice, CBSE has asked schools to "celebrate Independence Day along with the 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement".

Reasons for sending guidelines: :

A senior CBSE official said, The board needs to instill the sense of national pride and patriotism in students.
In recent PTI report the official said, "All the schools have been asked to organise the national festival of Independence in the most befitting manner while integrating the activities in their daily routine without causing undue strain to the students."

Here's what the notice read :

Schools, without breaking their daily routine and putting children to undue strain, may integrate following activities on the theme of independence in their curriculum transaction from August 9 to August 30.
"In order to create a mass zeal in favour of this national mission, it is requested that due publicity may be given to all these events over the local print and electronic media, social media, websites of schools and also uploaded on the Shagun platform of Department of School Education and Literacy, MHRD and Facebook page of Ministry of Human Resource Development i.e. https://www.facebook.com/freedom70yearsmhrd/ after logging in from your account," the notice read.

Here's what Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran said :

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Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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