After office, Yogi plans to paint text books saffron l

Last Updated 13 November 2017, 19:10 IST

After getting his office at the sprawling secretariat annexe painted in saffron color, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has turned his attention toward the text books.

According to sources in the government, the cover pages of the text books for classes up to eighth standard would be colored saffron from the next academic session.

The Basic Education Department has already prepared a proposal for the same and it is likely to be approved very soon, the sources said.

The books would also have pictures of Adityanath and Minister for Education, Dinesh Sharma, sources added.

The school bags of primary class students in the state have already been painted in saffron.

Earlier undeterred by the opposition's criticism, the state government had painted all the signboards in saffron along with the picture of Minister for PWD, Keshav Prasad Maurya.

Adityanath, who is always clad in saffron, apart from the secretariat annexe has got the state transport corporation buses painted saffron. The chief minister has been, since taking charge, trying to give government schemes and projects a saffron tint.

UP minister Siddharth Nath Singh justified the move saying that saffron was the color of sun.

The BSP government under Mayawati, during its regime, had dyed government buildings and transport buses blue - the colour the party is associated with. Even the state information department diary was printed blue.

(Published 13 November 2017, 19:10 IST)

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