Republic Day is celebrated on January 26th every year. In view of this, educational institutions hoist the national flag. This time Adilabad District Education Officer (DEO) has issued orders that on Republic Day, no pujas or worship with flowers, coconuts, turmeric etc, should take place at the flag that is hoisted in government schools. Students' unions are furious now over these orders. They have demanded that the said orders should be rescinded and the official concerned should be punished. The reasons for such orders is yet unclear.