The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Human Resources Development Ministry has taken yet another offensive and unjustifiable decision to ask CBSE and other government-run schools to observe “good governance day” on Christmas day, December 25. Already the Navodaya schools’ management have decided that the schools will remain open on December 24 and 25.
This is a crude interference in the schedule of schools which go on Christmas vacation from December 24 and is an assault on the religious right of the Christian community.
The Polit Bureau demands the withdrawal of this communally motivated instruction. If the government wants to observe “good governance day” on December 25, it should do so without involving the schools.