He was speaking on the occasion of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday on Monday by garlanding the Nehru statue in front of Vidhan Soudha.
Commenting on Congress’s opposition to saffron in schools, he said that saffron is in the Indian flag. Why get angry when you see saffron? School rooms are being built in the name of Swami Vivekananda, who was a monk. He wears a saffron colored kavi. Viveka means knowledge for all. Let’s learn it, he said.
8000 new school rooms being constructed in government schools of the state are being named ‘Viveka’. Education Minister B.C. said that if the architecture of the walls of such schools is painted with saffron color, if someone says that saffron color is good, then they will paint it with saffron. Nagesh said. This is now controversial.