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PET, Art Teaches gherao Minister's res hours before Assembly session

Bhubaneswar: Physical Education Teachers (PETs) and Art teachers gheraoed the official residence of School and Mass Education Minister Badrinarayan Patra here this morning hours before beginning of the State Assembly to press for fulfilment of their various demands.

According to reports, hundreds of teachers gathered at the Minister's residence early in the morning and resorted to a unique mode of presenting demands. They beat drums and sang songs in an attempt to make the Minister hear their demands. Their major demands include job regularisation and abolishment of part time system.

Meanwhile, police have reached the spot and are trying to pacify the agitating teachers.

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