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Holiday List of West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education, 2017

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West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
‘Begum Rokaiya Bhavan’
19, Haji Md. Mohsin Square, Kolkata-16
Phone: 033-22271200/ 2265 3128/ 2249 7773

Memo No. 1609/Aca/16 Date: 06.12.16

From: The Secretary
West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education

To: The Heads of all recognized Madrasah within the State of West Bengal

Sub: Uniform list of maximum number of holidays to be observed in the academic session-2017 (01 January, 2017 to 31 December, 2017)

In exercise of the power conferred by clause (e) of sub-section (2) of section 20 and as per decision of the meeting of the Board held on 31.03.2004 and as directed, the heads of all recognized Madrasah are being informed that for the current academic session 2017, the Madrasahs shall have to observe a uniform list of holidays as per specimen list of holidays attached herewith. The maximum numbers of holidays for this academic session will be 65 days.

This order shall have to be strictly followed. In case, any festival is affected due to lunar cause, the holidays on account of the said festival would be so adjusted.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/- Secretary
West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education


West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education
‘Begum Rokaiya Bhavan’
19, Haji Md. Mohsin Square

List of holidays to be observed in the recognized Madrasahs of the State in the year, 2017

Memo No. 1610/Aca/16 Date: 06.12.2016

Sl. No. Date Day Purpose of Holiday No. of Holiday(s) Remarks
Term: FIRST ( January to April -2017)
1. 01.01. 2017 Sunday English New Year’s Day(2017 A.D.) X Holiday
2. 10.01.2017 Tuesday Fateha-Yaz-Daham 01 Day Holiday
3. 12.01.2017 Thursday Birthday of Swami Vivekananda 01 Day Holiday
4. 23.01.2017 Monday Birthday of Netaji 01 Day Holiday, to be observed
5. 26.01.2017 Thursday Republic Day 01 Day Holiday, to be observed
6. 01.02.2017 Wednesday Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) 01 Day Holiday
7. 24.02.2017 Friday Shivaratri 01 Day Holiday
8. 12.3.2017­ – 13.03.2017 Sunday – Monday Dol Yatra (holi) & day after Dolyatra 01 Day Holiday
9. 09.04.2017 Sunday Mahabir Jayanti X Holiday
10. 14.04.2017 Friday Good Friday & Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar 01 Day Holiday
11. 15.04.2017 Saturday Bengali New Year’s Day 01Day Holiday
12. 25.04.2017 Tuesday Shab-E-Miraj 01Day Holiday
Sub Total 10 Days
Term: SECOND ( May to August-2017)
13. 01.05.2017 Monday May Day 01 Day Holiday
14. 09.05.2017 Tuesday Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore X To be observed
15. 12.05.2017 Friday Shab-E-Barat 01 Day Holiday
22.05.2017­ – 05.06.2017 Monday-Monday Summer Vacation, Birthday of Kazi Nazrul Islam, Honour of 1st Ramjan 13 Days Holiday
16.06.2017­ – 27.06.2017 Friday-Tuesday Lailatul Quadr, Jum’a-Tul-Vida, Eid-ul-Fitr 10 Days Holiday
16. 13.07.2017 Thursday Birth day of poet Bhanu Bhakt (for Darjeeling district only) 01 Day Holiday
17. 07.08.2017 Monday Rakhi Purnima 01 Day Holiday
18. 14.08.2017 Monday Janmashtami 01 Day Holiday
19. 15.08.2017 Tuesday Independence Day 01 Day Holiday, to be observed
Sub Total 29 Days
Term: THIRD (September to December-2017
20. 02.09.2017 to 04.09.2017 Saturday to Monday Eid-ul-Azha 02 Days Holiday
21. 05.09.2017 Tuesday Teachers’ Day X To be observed
22. 19.09.2017 Tuesday Mahalaya 01 Day Holiday
23. 22.09.2017 Friday Hijri New Year 01 Day Holiday
26.09.2017 to 06.10.2017 Tuesday to Friday Durgapuja, Vijaya Dasami, Muharram, Birth day of Mahatma Gandhi, Laxmi Puja 10 days Holiday
24. 19.10.2017 to 21.10.2017 Thursday to Saturday Kalipuja, Bhatri Dwitya, 03 Days Holiday
25. 04.11.2017 Saturday Birthday of Guru Nanak 01 Day Holiday
26. 11.11.2017 Saturday Birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (Education Day) X To be observed
27. 15.11.2017 Wednesday Akheri Chahar Shumba 01 Day Holiday
28. 02.12.2017 Saturday Fateha-Dwaz-Daham 01 Day Holiday
29. 25.12.2017 Monday Christmas Day 01 Day Holiday
30. 30.12.2017 Saturday Fateha-Yaz-Daham 01 Day Holiday
Sub Total 22 Days
Discretion of the Head of the Institution 04 Days
Total 65 Days

N.B. 1. This holiday list shall be treated as model Holiday List for the Academic Year-2017. The adjustment in Holiday(s) is permissible as per local need for festival and for any natural disaster subject to approval of the M.C./ Administrator as the case may be. The total number of Holidays in the Academic Year would be fixed at 65 days. The Madrasah authority is not allowed to exclude National and State holiday from the total number of holidays (i.e. 65 days).

2. The Madrasah authority is not allowed to increase or decrease the total no of holidays in this academic year, which is fixed to 65 days without the written permission of the Board. Any excess holiday(s) beyond sixty five days in this academic year, enjoyed by the madrasah will be treated as unauthorized leave.

3. For hilly areas of Darjeeling, the M/A may adjust the vacation as per local environment keeping total number of holidays fixed at 65 days.

4. Any festival affected due to lunar cause, the holiday on account of the said festival would be so adjusted.

5. The Madrasah authority shall make necessary arrangement to observe the following Days

(i) Birth day of Netaji
(ii) Republic day
(iii) Birth day of Rabindranath Tagore
(iv) Birth day of Kazi Nazrul Islam
(iv) Independence day
(v) Teacher’s day
(vi) Birth day of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

6. The Board reserves the right to change the Holiday List if required.

Sd/- Secretary
West Bengal Board of Madrasah Education

No. 1609/Aca dated 06.12.2016

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