Karnataka government makes national anthem compulsory in all pre-university schools and colleges

Image source: PTI/REPRESENTATIVE Karnataka government makes singing of national anthem compulsory in all schools and colleges in UP

Strong points

  • According to the order, the national anthem must be sung during morning mass prayers
  • The state government has received complaints about some schools and colleges not following the order
  • In case of lack of space for mass prayer, the national anthem should be sung in classrooms

The Karnataka government has issued an order requiring all schools and junior colleges in the state to have students sing the national anthem every morning during mass prayer.

The decree of August 17 applies to all public, assisted and private pre-university schools and colleges.

According to the ordinance, although the government ordinance is in effect in this regard, some primary and secondary schools in Bangalore have not practiced mass chanting of the national anthem during morning prayers, and the government has received complaints about it.

He said that following the complaints, the Deputy Directors of Public Instruction Department of North and South Divisions of Bengaluru visited the schools concerned and confirmed that the singing of the national anthem during the morning prayer n there was no place.

The order cites Section 133(2) of the Karnataka Education Act, which gives the government the power to issue directions.

The order also stipulates that in the event of a lack of space for mass prayer, the national anthem must be sung in classrooms.

Maharashtra government’s call for mass singing of national anthem draws enthusiastic response

On Wednesday, the national anthem resounded in various schools, government and private offices in Mumbai and other cities, and even in some hospitals as people responded to the Maharashtra government’s call for its mass chanting.

The exercise was conducted within the framework of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ (75 years of independence). The state government had called on people to sing the national anthem between 11 a.m. and 11:01 a.m. Wednesday.

As per the government order, participation in it was compulsory for all state government departments, universities and colleges, while citizens were also required to participate in the chanting.

Accordingly, the national anthem was sung collectively in schools, colleges, government and private offices, factories and other establishments at 11 a.m.

It was also sung in the state legislative complex at the start of the monsoon session.

(With PTI entries)

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