Diwali in POB School District
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The Indian Hindu population in the Plainview Old Bethpage community now accounts for a good percentage of the overall student body.
With the changing demographics, we would like to request the district to embrace the diversity and recognize Diwali as a formal holiday on the school calendar.
Diwali is a well-known and widely celebrated holiday. We respectfully request that the POB district take the lead in acknowledging and recognizing the culture of a large number of its students. We strongly believe that such a designation by POB district will go a long way in demonstrating the commitment of our educators to the well-being of our diverse students and families.Diwali's importance is the same as Rosh Hashanah and Christmas together.
We would like to start this petition to appeal to the school committee to not only put Diwali on the School Calendar, but also have the day off so kids can celebrate it with their families.
PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION AND SEND TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS CHANGE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN....YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.....SO LET'S DO IT..... This is more about being recognized as being a part of the fabric of America, than just getting a day off.
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