CBSE Exam Schedule Faces Opposition: MNVS Appeals for Rescheduling on Shivaji Jayanti

cbse exam
Share this News:

Pune, 15th February 2024: The Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena (MNVS) has formally asked the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) to reconsider the exam schedule for February 19. The MNVS is specifically requesting a rescheduling of the Sanskrit exam for 10th standard and the Hindi exam for 12th standard, considering the cultural and historical significance of the day as it marks the Jayanti (birth anniversary) of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a beloved figure in Maharashtra and a day declared as a government holiday.

Expressing the importance of acknowledging the cultural and historical context, Prashant Kanojia, Principal State Organizer of MNVS, emphasized the need for thoughtful consideration when planning exams. The MNVS has formally submitted its appeal to the CBSE Director and forwarded the request to the Education Commissioner, urging a reconsideration of the exam dates. Kanojia underscored that MNVS is ready to strongly oppose the current exam schedule if it remains unchanged.

The appeal letter discusses the esteemed status of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in Maharashtra and raises concerns about the CBSE’s decision to conduct exams on a day of cultural significance. MNVS argues that better coordination between the CBSE and the state’s education department could have avoided such oversights, suggesting collaboration to align exam schedules with official holidays. The letter concludes with a firm demand for the immediate cancellation of exams on February 19, accompanied by a formal statement directed to the Director of the Central Board of Secondary Education.

Prashant Kanojia, along with MNVS members, including Ashish Sable, Adv Sachin Pawar, Rupesh Gholap, Sunil Kadam, Balasaheb Shingade, and Kirti Machrekar, presented the appeal, highlighting their dedication to addressing student concerns and upholding the cultural observance of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti.