Divided colours of Ahmedabad: Saffron uniform for Hindu kids, immature for Muslim

May 4, 2015 - School Uniform

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Shahpur Public School and Dani Limda Public School are singular for being a usually English-medium schools. They also have another distinction.

While a uniform during Shahpur propagandize where many of a students are Hindus is saffron-coloured, a Dani Limda propagandize where roughly all a students are Muslims has a immature uniform.

The other 454 schools run by AMC, all non-English-medium, have a same blue-and-white uniform.

“The preference of immature (as uniform for a Dani Limda school) was a pointless preference and has zero to do with any community. We had other options, of pinkish and blue, too but, gripping in mind a bearing to children, immature was finalised,” AMC School Board Chairman Jagdish Bhavsar said.

He termed a preference of saffron for a Shahpur propagandize as a “non-partisan decision” too, taken but any “prejudice or preference” towards a encampment or organisation.

Dani Limda Public School in Ahmedabad. (Source: IE print by Javed Raja) Dani Limda Public School in Ahmedabad. (Source: IE print by Javed Raja)

Asked if a colour choices had anything to do with a sacrament of a students, Bhavsar said, “There is no such thing about communities and colours compared with them.”

More than 98 per cent of a students during Dani Limda Public School, located in a center of a Muslim-majority Kanubhai ni chali dive in Dani Limda village, are Muslims. At Shahpur Public School, some-more than 95 per cent students are Hindus.

AMC introduced a English-medium schools with a wish of containing disappearing enrolment in metropolitan schools. Both a Shahpur school, non-stop in Jun 2013, and Dani Limda, non-stop final year, were compartment Class we initially, with classes combined any successive year. Beginning this educational year, a Dani Limda propagandize is compartment Class II and a Shahpur one compartment Class III.

The Shahpur propagandize uniform, comprising a saffron shirt and shorts, incidentally is sponsored by a “social organistation” called a Shahpur Seva Sangh, of that Bhavsar himself is a member. Its boss is a former BJP corporator of Shahpur ward, Atul Bhavsar.

“This sangh works for preparation and amicable causes. Rotary Club and Sharda Trust have also donated uniforms for schools and this time we have requested a Swaminarayan group to do so too,” pronounced Jagdish Bhavsar.

In box of Dani Limda Public School, income for uniforms has been collected from internal donors. It had no uniform compartment 6 months after a start, and a preference to have a immature uniform was taken in Dec 2014.

On Republic Day this year, a AMC School Board started distributing a new uniforms, comprising a immature T-shirt and black shorts. Recently, a final lot of uniforms was distributed, exclusive one tyro of Class we who is approaching to accept it soon.

“A bureau owners in Narol area, a businessman famous to us and concerned in gift work, and a few relatives sponsored 10 uniforms each. Two Muslim teachers of a Gujarati-medium propagandize using in a morning change on a same premises gave Rs 2,000 each,” pronounced Principal Kalpana Jadav.

A propagandize clergyman and director Vaishali Parmar during a Dani Limda propagandize pronounced they were contingent on donations for uniforms as a propagandize does not have a District Information System for Education (DISE) formula that is imperative to get scholarships or grants.

Shah Bano Javed Pathan, both of whose children are enrolled in Dani Limda Public School, says she has no problem with a colour of a uniform. “As a propagandize is opposite from a remaining metropolitan schools, a uniform stands out,” she said.

Shahpur Public School, inaugurated by Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Jun 6, 2013, has had a saffron uniform given a beginning. The propagandize building is called ‘Prahlad Patel Shikshan Sankool’ after a BJP personality who fought elections from Shahpur in 1980 and who taught during Ahmedabad’s M N Shukla College of Education.

Said Shahpur Public School Principal Rekha Desai, “At present, a propagandize strength is 233. Out of this, some-more than 95 per cent are Hindus from reduce center category while reduction than 5 per cent are from other communities such as Muslims, Jains and Marwaris.”

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