In a bizarre incident, the annual calendar of the Punjab education department released recently under the “Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan” has 31 days in each month, totaling to 372 days instead of 365.
The calendars which has 31 days in February, April, June, September and November, has been distributed widely by the department. The calendars are donning the walls of many private and government schools in Mansa district.
As quoted in reports, Mansa district education officer Rajinder Kaur said “the error was committed in the printing press. The calendars which were released four days ago will be recalled.”
Teacher union leaders Hardeep Sidhu, Karamjit singh Tamkot and Narinder Singh Makha said the calendar was released in a hurry ahead of the Lok Sabha polls. It is violation of model code of conducts as the calendar highlights government schemes and projects, they said.