Teachers gherao BEO offices from today

Bhubaneswar: With the teachers’ stir under the banner of Odisha Vidyalaya Sikshak Mahasangh entering 36 days, the irate teachers have decided to intensify their strike and gherao all block education offices across the State from today.

According to sources, the teachers’ body will gherao the all the block education offices across the State for the next two days from today and will stage protest to fulfill their demands.

Prakash Chandra Jena, president and Praksh Chandra Mohanty, convener of the association said, the State government is eyeing to make the stir of the teachers’ unsuccessful by spreading messages that the teachers have called off strike and started teaching at the schools.

The protest will continue till the government fulfils our demands, they said.

The indefinite stir of at least 40,000 block grant teachers that started on August 10 has brought studies of as many as 5 lakh students to a grinding halt in nearly 4,000 schools across the State.