Kolkata. After the directions of the Ministry of Human Resources and Development about what programs should be organized on Independence Day the West Bengal government issued told the educational institutes in the state to celebrate Independence Day the way they always have.
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, said “It is a sentiment that is already there in all Indians. Schools in Bengal celebrate Independence Day every year by hoisting flags and holding various programmes. This year, too, they shall follow the usual practice.”
On July 25, the HRD Ministry issued circular asking schools and other institutes to organise nine participatory activities during the Independence Day from August 8 to August 15 by saying India’s 70 years of independence must be celebrated in a “befitting manner”.
After the guidelines of HRD ministry The Mamata Banerjee-led government issued its circular on Friday.
The circular by HRD ministry includes various programs like, conduct quiz and debate competitions on the theme of India’s freedom struggle and patriotic slogan writing competitions. The guidelines also says to organise Prabhat Pheris, marches and film screenings that depicts India’s progress, and take pledges on unity and swachhta (cleanliness).
Recently, The Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh government on Friday had ordered madrasas across the state to click photographs and record videos of Independence Day celebrations this year.