Activists of Yuva Sena met the principal of Don Bosco Boys’ School in Matunga Tuesday, asking him to re-schedule exams due on March 31, as the festival of Gudi Padwa and the Maharashtrian new year fell on the same day this year.
According to Yuva Sena members, they approached the school authorities after receiving complaints from some parents.
In response to a letter submitted by Yuva Sena activists, the principal wrote a note, which reads: “Dear Aditya, it was an oversight, please excuse. There is no exam scheduled on Gudi Padwa. The revised time-table will be made available if required.”
- Varun Gandhi Under Attack Over Defence Deals: Here’s How
- This Diwali, Let Blind Students Brighten Up your Homes With Candles & Diyas
- CBI Files Supplementary Chargesheet In Sheena Bora Murder Case
- Soha Ali Khan And Vir Das Starrer 31st October Audience Reaction
- Sahara Chief Subrata Roy’s Parole Extended Till November 28
- Simple Tips To Secure Your Debit Card From Fraudsters
- New Zealand & India Team Being Welcomed In Chandigarh
- Mumbai Call Centre Scam: All You Need To Know
- Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Appeals To Police: Here’s What She Said
- Shocker From Ahmedabad: Find Out What Happened
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
Yuva Sena activist and senate member of the University of Mumbai, Pradeep Sawant, who met the school authorities, said they did not resort to coercion. He said school principal Father Bosco D’Mello gave them a patient hearing and agreed to re-schedule the exams.
“There was a misunderstanding, which we realised and it was rectified,” D’Mello said.
Aditya Thackeray, president of Yuva Sena, said, “The Yuva Sena believes a child of any religion, caste, creed should be able to enjoy the jovial atmosphere in his or her family during a festival of national or religious importance. More than the religious sentiment, the child is under stress due to exams, and therefore, should be in the same jovial mood on the festival day. It is the basic right of the child, which is often violated in the name of discipline and education. It is kind of the principal to accept the fault and shift the date.”