The recent direction by the HRD department to make December 25, as Good governance day in CBSE and other central government run schools is communally motivated. December 25 is celebrated as Christmas across India and the move to keep schools open that day is a clear tactic to create communal divisions. The attempt of HRD Minister Smriti Irani to lie to the public is also highly condemnable. Though she has stated that "only a voluntary online essay competition which did not require students to go to school" is to be organized, the circular issued by her Ministry has directed the schools to "ensure active participation of students" .The circular also requires the schools to provide the Ministry with compliance reports. The Central Committee of SFI condemns the reprehensible tactic of the BJP to use educational institutions to create communal polarization and also demands the apology of the HRD Minister for prevaricating to the people and for parading pure lies as press statements.