Brief PM Modi Coming On Dec 6

SRINAGAR: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, would visit Kashmir on December 6 to address the poll rallies.

Addressing a press conference here, the BJP’s State Vice President, Ashok Arora, who is also In-charge Kashmir Affairs, informed that Modi would address rallies at Srinagar and Anantnag.

“Lakhs of people would attend the rallies. People will get a chance to hear him,” he said. While urging people to attend the rallies, he said after obtaining clearance from government, the venue for Modi’s rallies would be made public.

 “Come openly once, meet your leader, listen and talk to him…you would feel that BJP is on the path of Vajpayee and Modi is carrying forward his path.”

Pvt Schools Flout Vacation Order, Again

Will take stringent action: Director

SRINAGAR: While government has ordered winter vacation up to eighth standard from Nov 24, some private schools continue to remain open in extreme chill creating lot of inconvenience to students and their parents.

A delegation of parents on Monday complained that instead of following the government order to close down schools in the wake of chilly weather, the private schools continue to remain open. “Our children are attending school in this cold and due to which they have fallen ill as they have to leave home early in the morning,” a parent of the student studying in Delhi Public School (DPS) Budgam, complained.

It is pertinent to mention here that the private schools had already violated the government’s earlier order about the school timings. “On Monday Srinagar witnessed seasons lowest temperature with fog engulfing the city for most parts of the first half.

The cold has made the life of private school students miserable. Despite the winter vacation the private schools have asked our children to arrive at their school at 9 am sharp, a parent of a child studding at BISCO school said.

Government norms for private school exists nowhere, they do what they like, he said.

When contacted Director School Education, said, “We have not received any complaint till now. If we receive complaint against any school keeping the classes open up to eighth standard, despite announcement of winter break, we will take stringent action,” the Director said. KNS

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