The government of Gujarat cancelled 8-day Navratri vacation it had announced previously owing to the opposition from private run institutions. The self-financed institutions, stated the move affects the student-study calendar, especially the ones appearing 10th and 12th boards.
“In the wake of representations received from various quarters, the state cabinet under honourable CM Vijay Rupani conducted crucial discussion, where it has been decided not to give Navratri vacations,” revealed Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama.
After the announcement came in, Dipak Rajyaguru, president of the Federation of Self-Financed Schools in Gujarat, welcomed the state cabinet’s decision and quoted, “such a vacation was not needed in the first place.”
“We had been requesting the state govt. to withdraw the decision ever since the Navratri vacation was declared last year. Despite it came in effect. But, as many as 400 private schools in Surat district alone didn’t alter their academic calendar and also cancelled the vacation,” he said.
That was also one of the reason that Gujarat results of board were quite high and we were quite happy about it, added Rajyaguru.