In a bid to instil patriotism among students, Madhya Pradesh education minister, Vijay Shah, on Friday requested the madrasas to unfurl the Tricolour and make students sing the national anthem daily.
Speaking at the occasion of 20th foundation day of the State Madarsa Board, Shah said that madrasas follow all rules laid down by the school department.
He said, “Regular schools unfurl the Tricolour and sing the national anthem daily. I appeal to all madrasas in MP to unfurl the Tricolour and sing the national anthem daily. I don’t think anybody should have a problem with that. Nobody has.”
On Independence Day this year, the state government had told madrasas to mandatorily hoist the Tricolour and organise a Tiranga Rally. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who was the chief guest at the function, said, “How to love one’s country and help it march ahead should be part of school curriculum”. He also said the Prophet stressed on loving one’s country. The board, under its chairman Syed Imad Uddin, is already engaged in an exercise to revise its curriculum on the theme “Vatan Se Mohabbat Ka Islam Dharma Mein Kya Mahatva Hai (What is the importance of love for one’s country in Islam)”.