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The News Minute | June 29, 2014 | 11:02 AM IST  On Saturday, reports emerged that Kerala Education Minister and Indian Union Muslim League party leader, Abdu Rabb has moved to change all blackboards in his district to be replaced with "green-boards". It said that the Minister "promoted" green-boards in his own constituency, Tirurangadi stating that green-boards are internationally accepted. As soon as Tirurangadi replaced the boards, a host of more than 33 schools in the Malappuram district followed to do the same. Rival parties were quick on their feet to react against the alleged mystery in putting up green-boards as green is the color of Muslim League's flag. The opposition's protested against the decision alleging that there are other intentions of the IUML at play here. But some others also hold that back in 1960s when America introduced green-boards, the reason was that the colour is better to the childrens eyes than black. IUML says it goes by the same view.  The party added that the state government is conducting a general renovation in schools, and since green is more "soothing" to the eye, the boards are being changed.   Meanwhile, Minister Abdu Rabb has opined that ever since he joined the Ministry the colour "green" is being given unnecessary meanings. Rabb also added that his ministry never ordered any schools to do so. Further he said, "Many CBSE schools and other schools use green-boards, it has got international recognition and lasts longer with hardly any chalk dust". 
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