Kerala govt permits 9 Class 12 college students to jot down exams after sundown on spiritual grounds

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Left authorities in Kerala has allowed 9 Class 12 college students to jot down their enchancment exams after sundown on spiritual grounds performing on a request from Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The scholars, belonging to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, will give their state board enchancment exams after sundown on Saturday, after the top of Sabbath.

The Director of Public Instruction issued an order relating to the identical on a request made by the Christian Protestant Church to the Chief Minister and Training Minister to reschedule the development exams timing.
The church had despatched a memorandum looking for to reschedule the examination in view of the weekly Holy Sabbath from Friday night to Saturday night.

“We humbly request you to reschedule the timetable for plus two exams on some other day apart from Saturday or after the sundown on Saturday. The Seventh-day Adventist Church universally observes the Holy Sabbath from Friday night to Saturday night weekly in hundreds of church buildings throughout the World,” the church stated in its memorandum.

It stated that every one their plus two college students and their mother and father have been shocked to hunt that vital topics resembling Arithmetic, Biology and Pc Science are scheduled on September 26 morning and night.

“All of the households linked with the Seventh-day Adventists households and Pastors are on a shock wave and instantly via church authorities introduced the memorandum to Chief Minister, Training Minister and Training Division,” it stated.

Appearing on the request, an order was issued by the DPI saying that the 9 college students of Seventh-day Adventist Church will probably be allowed to jot down the morning arithmetic examination after 6 pm.

“The scholars have to return to the examination centre at Kollam earlier than 9:30 am and so they have to attend until 6 pm in a specifically organized room. They will not be allowed to make use of cell phones or some other digital devices. They’ll write exams after 6 pm,” the order stated.

Talking to ANI, pastor Tito Arattukulam of Seventh-day Adventist Church welcomed the state authorities’s choice and stated that it needs to be replicated throughout the nation.

“For these within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Sabbath begins from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown. It is our vacation and we do not take pleasure in any work apart from prayers. We’re completely happy that the Kerala authorities took a beneficial choice after a memorandum was given to Kerala Chief Minister and Training Minister,” he stated.

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