He said the instructions are part of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development's (HRD) rule which makes it mandatory for the schools to have portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, B R Ambedkar, the Prime Minister and the President for the students to know about them.
"There are some children who don't know the name of Prime Minister or President. That is part of their educational activity," he added.
The state has more than 2,000 schools including primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary institutions.
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