Dehradun: Rs.100 fine on student for not listening to PM's 'Mann Ki Baat'
Dehradun: Rs.100 fine on student for not listening to PM's 'Mann Ki Baat'

DEHRADUN: A school in Dehradun has been accused of collecting a fine of Rs. 100/- from students who did not come to school for listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' 100th episode, an official said on Friday.

The school administration has posted instructions on the school's WhatsApp group.

The chief education officer, Dehradun, has been written a letter by the national president of the National Association for Parents and Students Rights, Arif Khan, requesting action in this case.

The education department has issued a notice to the school and demanded a reply within three days. The school has received a warning from the education department, which requests a response within three days.

Arif Khan stated: "GRD Niranjanpur Academy of Dehradun has issued an order to those children who did not reach school for the Mann Ki Baat programme on Sunday to bring a fine of Rs 100 or produce a medical certificate.

The screenshot of this order has also been shown to the parents. The school has been handed a show cause notice, according to chief education officer Pradeep Kumar. And it will be assumed that money was requested from the students on behalf of the school if the school does not express its position within three days. The department will then take action. On April 30, the 100th edition of the monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi was broadcast.

Being the centenary episode, special programmes were organised at many places including schools across the country.

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