India Post News Paper

Blog

 Breaking News

Diwali holiday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Schools

Diwali holiday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Schools
June 25
13:36 2020

NRI, Indians, IndianAmericans, Diaspora, IndiansAbroad, Chicago, DreadedCoronavirus, 2021-2022, DiwaliHoliday, Illinois, IndiansinUSA, DonaldTrump, IndianCommunityIndia Post News Service

CHICAGO:  Indian Americans across the country have welcomed the inclusion of Diwali holiday (November four, 2021) in the Draft Calendars 2021-2022 of Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in Virginia.

The Fairfax County School Board is urged to unanimously approve this Diwali holiday, as included in the calendar drafts presented to them, when it takes final action on the calendar on July 23; thus respecting the feelings of Indian American community.

RajanZed, President of Universal Society of Hinduism, suggested that all other public-school districts and private-charter-independent schools in Virginia should seriously look into declaring Diwali as an official holiday, thus recognizing the intersection of spirituality and education. He observed that it would be a positive thing to do in view of presence of a substantial number of Hindu students at schools around the state, as it was important to meet the religious and spiritual needs of these pupils.

It is also urged that the Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam, Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. James F. Lane and Board of Education President Daniel A. Gecker; to work towards adding Diwali as an official holiday in all the state’s public schools, and persuading the private-charter-independent schools to follow. There are about three million Hindus in USA.

FCPS, headquartered in Falls Church and whose tagline is “Engage-Inspire-Thrive”; is 10th largest school division in USA with over 188,000 students speaking over 200 languages in 198 schools and centers. Karen Corbett Sanders and Scott Brabrand are Board Chair and Division Superintendent respectively.

Comments

comments

About Author

India Post Newspaper

India Post Newspaper

Refresh yourself every morning with India Post news coverage, videos & photos in India Post News Paper. Check out the news stories from India and the World.

Related Articles

EPAPER – LATEST EDITION – June 24th, 2022

ADVERTISEMENT – ZEE5

ZEE 5 Forensic

ADVERTISEMENT – CALTRANS

Caltrans Near Me

ADVERTISEMENT – SHEA HOMES

Shea Homes

ADVERTISEMENT – SKYRIVER CASINO

Skyriver

ADVERTISEMENT – 22BET

22Bet Casino

DROUGHT EMERGENCY – WATER USE RESTRICTIONS

DROUGHT EMERGENCY - WATER USE RESTRICTIONS

POPULAR CATEGORIES

50 SPIRITUAL APPETIZERS – VINOD DHAWAN

50-ad-Indiapost

It’s a lovely book. It feels energetically clear and light. It’s easy to read, dip in and out and most importantly it offers information without fluff! Blessings on this project.

Jac O’Keeffe
Spirituality teacher based in USA.

*Available on Amazon, Flipkart & other online stores*

Download Media Kit

India Post Media Kit