Singing national Song, Vande Mataram should be made mandatory by the law, said Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday. “If you want to hoist the national flag of this country then you must sing the national song of the country. And singing national song should be made mandatory by the law,” he said.
“There should not be a display of false pride. There should be stringent laws be made to ensure Vande Mataram is being sung. Nationalism shouldn’t be just part of 26 January (Republic Day) and 15 August (Independence Day) celebration but should be part of your life and it should be sung every day,” he added.
Shiv Sena leader also asked, “If you won’t sing the national song of the country where you have been living, then which flag you would hoist? Why are you opposed to saluting this land?”
Recently, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cleared a notice making Vande Mataram compulsory in all civic schools across Mumbai.