Bhubaneswar: More than 50,000 agitating block grant school and college teachers would observe Teachers’ Day as Black Day on Wednesday at Lower PMG Square here as the State Government fails to regularise their services and bring them on a par with the teachers receiving full grants.
The teachers are staging demonstration here for last 20 days. On August 26, the teachers threatened to observe Teachers’ Day as Black Day.
On August 16, the teachers under the banner of Odisha School College Teachers’ and Employees’ United Forum (OSCTEUF), a forum of school and college teachers unions had resorted to agitation. The teachers are demanding withdrawal of a controversial affidavit clause in which the teachers and employees have to declare they will not move to court or stage protest against the Government in future.
They would observe Teachers’ Day as Black Day by wearing black badge and black dress as a mark of protest.
“We will resort to cease work from September 6 if the State Government does not pay heed to our demands,” warned another teacher leader Golak Nayak.