Navaratri & Diwali vacation Babat pressnote
Despite protests from several schools across the state, the Gujarat government on Tuesday declared an eight-day Navratri vacation, from september 30 to October 7 for state-run or affiliated schools and colleges.
The government clarified that the decision will not be binding on schools affiliated to CBSE, ICSE and other boards schools or educational institutions not affiliated to the Gujarat government.
“The Navratri vacation will not adversely impact exam schedules as exams are to be held between september 30 and october 7. In the case of classes IX to XII, exams will be ”
Considering opposition to the vacation from many schools, who fear it will interfere with the set academic schedule, Chudasama reiterated that the Navratri vacation will be adjusted with the Diwali vacation.
“The Diwali vacation, which earlier stretched to November, now will be from september 30 to october 7 . The hue and cry by certain elements and the Congress are politically motivated. Not a single day of the academic session has been sacrificed for the Navratri vacation. Seven days of the Diwali vacation have been adjusted against the Navratri vacation,” Chudasama said.