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Jharkhand Education Minister kicks up controversy: Garlands APJ Abdul Kalam's picture

Jharkhand Education Minister kicks up controversy: Garlands APJ Abdul Kalam's picture

India Blooms News Service | | 22 Jul 2015, 01:05 pm
Kodarma, Jharkhand, Jul 22 (IBNS) Jharkhand Education Minister Neera Yadav has paid homage to former President APJ Abdul Kalam at an event in Kodarma by garlanding his photo- an act practices while paying respect to persons after their death.

Reports said the incident has triggered a controversy, raising questions over the lack of knowledge of a state Education Minister as
she paid homage to a living person.

 Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Manish Jaiswal, the principal of the school where the event was held were also among several other people
present.

Yadav was invited as the chief guest for the event where she inaugurated the smart classes. Before the inauguration, she garlanded
the photo of the former president.

 Yadav later said that in schools, photos of great leaders are garlanded to honour them. She argued that  Kalam is a great scientist
and there is nothing objectionable in garlanding his picture.