Government of Chhattisgarh has mandated for all the government schools in Chhattisgarh to put up the photographs of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Minister. Not only this, but also a deadline of June 30 has also been given to schools and according to the reports the order has been passed by the government of Chhattisgarh in order to make the environment for studying better.
According to the reports from India Express, the order has been addressed to all district education officers in the state. The order also reiterates the order of the previous government which asked government schools to put up the photographs of the teachers under the heading "Our respected teachers" and to comply by the order till June 30.
The order reads "Photographs of the Honorable President, Honorable Prime Minister and Honorable Chief Minister should also be put up. For this the Pathya Pustak Nigam will acquire photographs from the Jansampark department, and then be made available to the districts. It will be the responsibility of the district education officers that the photographs be (put) in place by June 30."
Not only this but all the primary schools in the state have been asked by the government to put mirrors of dimension 42x18 inches at an appropriate place so that students can see whether they are clean or not.
"The benefits of the use of the mirror such as staying clean and its positive effect on health can be given in the assemblies. This too must be completed by June 30," says the two-page letter, adding that the work must be otherwise the responsibility of failure will be on district education officials.
Criticisng the order, Leader of opposition in the assembly said "This is a complete waste of public money for personal benefit. If there have to be photographs of anyone at all, it should be of people who have inspired education, and not political leaders who may or may not be here beyond their terms. Politics must certainly be kept away from schools, and the children who study in them".