I slightly disagree with you by posting my following humble submission.
If 8th May has already been declared by the school authority brfore hand of declaring it as holiday under NI Act and further if ALL THE TEACHERS want to enjoy their RIGHT TO HOLIDAY, how could it possible to observe the day where the talent of students are supposed to be nourished!
You may argue that as per G.O. dated 23-4-2012 they should observe from 1st to 7th May (please mind 6th is Sunday). But this G.O. could not be received by all schools. Some schools traditionally observe the day on 8th MAY every year, how could it be managed if all the teachers remain ABSENT( I should not use this – as it is a holiday then what should be appropriate word – REFRAIN)!
As per G.O. the week long observation should be “without hampering NORMAL CURRICULUM” that means after holding all classes and after end of all classes – will all those teachers, without violating Govt Order, do agree to remain PRESENT after school hours to pay homage to the Poet!
Will you please highlight the solutions to the dilemma from the school or Headmaster’s point of view! Is it that the Headmaster is using them for his personal service!
I think putting question on this matter is an attempt to insult the Great Kabiguru instead of paying homage to Him – as the Govt desires!
I personally attended a procession in the morning organized by a school where only 7 out of 23 teachers were present!
In my opinion Violation of Govt orders to the good or greater cause should not be considered as an offense.
I invite every member to discuss the problem from the school authority’s point of view in order to observe the day in presence of ALL TEACHERS on 8th or 1st – 7th MAY after school hour! Please post your views…