Is the Pongal holiday canceled on January 16th?

The Pongal holiday will not be canceled due to Prime Minister Modi videoconferencing with students on January 16, the ministry of school education said.

Prime Minister Modi is organizing a special event for school students across the country through videoconferencing on January 16, in which he talked about how to tackle public examination without fear. 

66 students from Tamil Nadu participated in this program. The show is broadcast live on Doordarshan and the Radio and Central Human Resources Department's YouTube Channel.

The circular was sent on behalf of the central government to arrange special arrangements for schools across India and for students to come and see the show. This is the state holiday on January 16 in Tamil Nadu, the day after the Pongal festival, which is celebrated as Tiruvalluvar Day.

That day, students were asked whether they should come to school and watch the Prime Minister's show. The school education department has explained that the Pongal holiday will not be canceled.

On January 16, the premier's program was reported to be in students' homes, through television, and on the Internet, and students who could not see their homes were sent to the schools to arrange for them to attend. It has not been stated in the circular that all students should come to school said, the Education department.