In a woke to encourage the make India “self-reliant” campaign, government school teachers in Vadodara were directed to purchase “at least two khadi handkerchiefs” from Khadi stores in the city on Saturday.
The order was issued by the Vadodara Education Inspector, it was based on a circular of the state Commissioner of Schools which has designated October 25 as the day for government school employees to wear their khaki outfits at school.
A government school teacher in Vadodara said that the principals have additionally been told to request that teaching staff must click selfies of their khadi outfits and submit them on individual WhatsApp groups.
The teacher said, “It has been a few years since there has been a push given to Khadi products in schools. Since Gandhi Jayanti falls on October 2, the month has Khadi stores offering 25 per cent discount on Khadi products.”
Teachers and other school staff individuals purchasing Khadi were seen modelling for cameras with their shopping bags outside the Khadi outlets of the city.