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Students to say ‘Jai Hind’ to mark attendance in MP schools

Students to say ‘Jai Hind’ to mark attendance in MP schools

In order to improve patriotism in students, the Madhya Pradesh government made it mandatory for students to say ‘Jai Hind’ to mark their attendance in government schools.

The order was issued on Tuesday to all government schools.

Earlier, in January, flag hoisting was made mandatory in schools by the government.

Initially it was introduced in one district experimentally before it is getting implemented in all the schools.

Satna was the first district where it was being implemented from October 1.

School education minister Vijay Shah stated that the decision was taken to instil patriotism among students and keep Indian culture alive in young generation.

The order will be implemented in all government schools and an advisory will be sent to all private schools in the state as well. However, it is optional for them to implement it or not.

The decision was criticized by some educationalists as well as the opposition Congress leaders.

They said that the government should focus on improving the quality of education rather than introducing ‘Jai Hind’ to answer roll calls.

They added that there is no problem in chanting Jai Hind, but it is not the main task of education department and they had failed in their primary duty which is to give better education for children for a bright future.

Even some people say just chanting Jai Hindi cannot make students patriotic and forceful patriotism will not remain for a long time; but if better facilities are provided for them, they would be really proud of their country. Then, they will be patriotic.

As per the reports of Child Rights and You (CRY), 94% schools in the state have “significant infrastructural gaps” and they are not complaint to Right to Education Act, 2009.

One such example for poor education in the state is the exams of the National Institute of Open Schooling, where many students passed the exams of Class 10 and Class 12 board exams without even taking it.

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