As Yogi Adityanath’s popularity keeps multiplying, a private school in Meerut has asked students to get hairstyles on the line of CM Adityanath. The Rishabh Academy School, affiliated by Central Board of Secondary Education has also restricted the students from keeping beards.
The school administration also restricts students from bringing non-vegetarian food items within the premises. The administration also warned the pupils of stern actions, which will be taken against them if they fail to follow the instructions. Some students have claimed they were beaten by the teachers for not following the rules.
Although, the school denied issuing any such rules and said, “I asked the students to get Yogi-like haircuts when they were unable to understand what we wanted. We basically want very short haircuts, of the kind the Army gives. Also, the students have been told strictly to not keep beards as this is not a madrassa or a place where they come to offer namaz.”
On being asked about the restriction on non-veg food, the management alleged that as a Jain trust runs the school non-vegetarian food – even eggs – is prohibited in students’ tiffin boxes.
“The idea is to ensure that children lead a disciplined school life. As for the ban on non-vegetarian food, that has been the case always. It is unfortunate that a communal colour is being given to a trivial issue,” a school management official said.