Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh): After Shajapur, District Education Officer of Gwalior has issued orders mandating schools to get approval from parents before involving students in Christman programmes.
Now, any schools that are organising Christmas plays where the child is asked to dress as Santa, will have to take consent from the parents. In case of any kind of misunderstanding or if any objection is raised by a parent, then the school would be held liable.
Written consent is mandatory.
Gwalior's DEO, Ajay Katiyar, has also issued an order that if any events related to Christmas or Santa Class are organised by any school in Gwalior on Christmas day and the children associated with the institution should be dressed in Santa Class costumes, consent from the parents of the children would be mandatory.
According to the order issued by the DEO, consent written letters from the parents of the students who will participate in Christmas-related events will be required.
The order further states that in case a dispute or any complaint arises in this regard, unilateral disciplinary action will be taken against the concerned head of the institution.
Last week, a similar order was issued by the District Education Officer of Madhya Pradesh's Shajapur district.