India: Maharashtra’s state government makes national anthem singing mandatory in colleges
Starting 19 February, Singing National Anthem could become mandatory in Maharashtra schools.
“Authorities of Maharashtra to enable National Anthem singing mandatory in colleges from February 19,” Minister of Higher and Technical Education Uday Samant informed ANI on Wednesday.
According to a Times of India article, Uday Samant in January had ordered colleges and universities in Maharashtra to play the National Anthem at the start of their public programs.
Uday Samant even said the National Anthem should also be sung by colleges and universities just as it is performed in movie theaters before the film starts, the article stated.
Uday Samant started performing and singing the National Anthem would purify the young students with a sense of nationalism and at the same time will also show them the value of India’s freedom, the report concluded.