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School land leased out to Nithyananda’s ashram: CBSE seeks report from Gujarat

Self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda performs a ritual in 2010.

Self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda performs a ritual in 2010.   | Photo Credit: PTI


The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has sought a report from Gujarat Education department on how land of a school was leased out to self-styled godman Nithyanand’s ashram in Ahmedabad without its permission, according to officials.

“The board has written to the State Education Department to inquire into the matter of leasing out land of DPS Maninagar, Ahmedabad to Swami Nityananda ashram without permission of the board,” a senior CBSE official said.

“It has been asked to conduct the enquiry expeditiously and convey the outcome of the report and status of No Objection Certificate (NOC) issued by the State department to the school for seeking CBSE affiliation,” the official added.

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