Schools in Odisha to observe Independence Day without students this year

Bhubaneswar: The Independence Day will be celebrated at schools across Odisha this year without students. A guideline was issued by the School and Mass Education Department in this regard today in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the guideline, no student will be asked to attend school to participate in Independence Day celebration.

It further stated the Headmaster and teachers of schools will attend flag hoisting ceremony following the COVID guidelines and safety protocol. The process of observance should be completed within 9 am to 11 am.

The school managing committee President and members can be invited to the celebration. However, the congregation during the celebration should not exceed 10 persons, the guideline added.

No eatable will be distributed in the flag hoisting ceremony, it said.

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