Saturday, 23 September 2017

Padang Adds Student Holidays To Respect the Sacrifice

Illustration. Eid al-Adha. (Antara)
Padang, (Antara Sumbar) - The Government of Padang Municipality, West Sumatra, adds elementary school to junior high school students after Eid al-Adha 1438 Hijriah to honor citizens carrying out slaughter of sacrificial animals.

"Usually in honor of Friday, many residents slaughter sacrificial animals on the next day, this needs to be appreciated," Padang Mayor, Mahyeldi stated in Padang, Wednesday (Aug 30).

He told the previous experience that residents who are also teachers in the school can not participate in the sacrifice because they have to go to school to teach.

This happened because Eid al-Adha prayer was practically performed on Friday and the sacrifice was held the day after, during the school entrance schedule.

"In addition to the school holiday, students can come to see the slaughter of animals as a form of strengthening character education," he said.

The policy, he said, had been directed to Education Office which was later informed to the school.

Another reason, he said, next Saturday is also closed to give people the chance to enjoy Idul Adha holidays, such as returning home.

"We hope people can actively participate in sacrifice and channel it to the needy," he said.

Related to sacrifice, he said, people can channel to minus areas of sacrifice or areas with weak economies.

He said there are some areas on the outskirts of Padang that could be the purpose of distributing meat sacrifices.

"The most important is sincere community in sacrificing and always maintaining conducive atmosphere during its implementation," he said.

One elementary school teacher in Padang, Haryani (31), said government policies related to schools can continue to be profitable, especially in the creation of competent human resources.

That is, he said, the policy is not influenced by political elements and other interests.

He said education is the foundation of society in strengthening its character. (cha)

Editor: Vicha Faradika


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