The authority of a private school at Haripur in Barpeta‘s Pathsala has drawn flak after keeping the school open on Tuesday, the day of ‘tithi’ (death anniversary) of saint Srimanta Sankardeva.
According to information, Chirst Jyoti School at Haripur in Barpeta district was kept open on Srimanta Sankardeva Tithi though the State Government declared it a State holiday under the NI Act.
The act of this school’s authority has been widely condemned by various organisations of the area.
The Pathsala Committee of the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has strongly condemned the act of the school authority and stated that by keeping the school, the authority of the school has not only defied the State Government notification but it has also ignored the importance of the great saint of Assam.
The president of the Pathsala Committee of the AJYCP, Biswajit Talukdar along with its other members Dhritiraj Talukdar, Arup Sarma, Moupran Talukdar and Kishior Roy while expressing strong resentment said, “Keeping the school open today, the school authority turned deaf ear to the notice of the State Government.”
The youth wing of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Bajali also condemned the act of keeping the school open on a State Government-declared holiday.
Both the youth wing of Bajali BJP and the Pathsala committee of AJYCP warned the school authority to strictly follow Government orders.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha Bajali Zilla Samiti members also arrived at the school premises and met the school authority to express their resentment.
The BJP youth wing activists informed that when they asked the school authority why did not they obey the State Government order declaring Srimanta Sankardeva Tithi a holiday, the school authority allegedly had stated that they were “not willing to follow the orders of the Government”.
Interestingly, the school authority also allegedly expressed about their ignorance regarding the ‘tithi’ of the great saint, Srimanta Sankardeva.
After the surprise reply, the youth BJP activists asked the school authority to follow the culture of Assam as they are running the school in the State.
Further, Mridul Talukdar, president of the Bajali Zilla Committee of AJYCP while expressing resentment over the issue termed it a “shameful act” and “dishonor” towards the great saint of the State.
Talukdar also alleged that the school authority earlier too harassed a section of guardians and organizations.
The AJYCP leader urged the Government to take proper steps for violating the Government direction.
The AJYCP activists also threatened to close the school forever if the Government fails to take adequate step against it.