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Balasore school ordered probe for mourning Vajpayee

Balasore, September 14: The Balasore District Administration has ordered a probe into the allegation that a condolence meeting was held and a holiday was declared on Saturday at Budakhunta UGME School in the district to mourn the 'demise' of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is still alive.

Misled by rumors, school headmaster Kamalakanta Das asked his staff to arrange a condolence meeting and declare a holiday on Saturday in a mark of respect to Vajpayee.

When some villagers and school committee members asked the headmaster about his mistake he denied answer. Then they were forced to register a complain against him with the district collector. 

District project coordinator of Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan Surendra Prasad Sankhua, who is conducting probe into the matter, has already visited the school. Balasore Collector Sanatan Mallick has promised stringent action against the guilty. 

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