Picture of Pak students on govt school report cards causes stir in Agra

Updated on Apr 01, 2016 01:31 PM IST

Negligence by authorities caused a stir in Agra when, allegedly, a picture of Pakistani students was used as the backdrop of the report cards distributed to class 1 students of a government school on Wednesday.

The picture used in the report card was of students of a Pakistani madarsa and is available on the website of basic education community schools, Pakistan.(HT Photo)
The picture used in the report card was of students of a Pakistani madarsa and is available on the website of basic education community schools, Pakistan.(HT Photo)
Agra, Hindustan Times | By, Mugdha Singh

Negligence by authorities caused a stir in Agra when, allegedly, a picture of Pakistani students was used as the backdrop of the report cards distributed to class 1 students of a government school on Wednesday.

The picture used in the results was of students of a Pakistani madarsa and is available on the website of basic education community schools (BECS), Pakistan. It was reportedly clicked when the schools distributed slates among their students.

Usually, result cards, certificates and other such documents, generated by the education department, carry watermarks of university/school/school logo, etc. However, if the official logo of the school is not available, the department can opt for a state or a national symbol.

The alleged faux pas by the Uttar Pradesh primary education department seems to have occurred due to carelessness. The department had given the printing contract to another agency but they themselves had selected the picture - reportedly on a random basis. Commenting on the issue, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), Dharmedra Saxena said, “According to my knowledge, the picture has kids in it and it doesn’t matter what the picture looks like. We don’t think that there is anything wrong in it.”

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