Bhubaneswar: In an unique form of agitation, Art teachers and Physical Education Teachers (PETs) under the banner of Odisha Kala ‘O’ Krida Sikhyaka Mahasangha staged protest in front of School & Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra’s official residence here today playing musical instruments along with singing.
The agitating teachers, braving the winter chill this morning, demanded regularisation of their jobs.
They were later detained by police from the spot. The teachers have warned to continue the agitation till fulfillment of their demands.
On the other hand, the minister said their demands will be considered. “They have been appointed contractually. We will consider their demand of job regularisation. If possible, we will take decision in this regard,” said Patra.