UP MSP's directive on national song, national flag welcomed by BJP

Frederick Owens
August 13, 2017

"But it is unfortunate that only madarsas have been asked to celebrate Independence Day along with compulsory videography of the programme", Nomani said. After this, tribute will be paid to the martyrs of freedom struggle. Students are also asked to sing songs based on nationalism.

However, Maulana Khailid Rashid Firangimahali, a prominent Sunni cleric took affront of the circular asserting that madrasas had always been a part of Independence Day celebrations. As apparent through the image of the order shared by News Agency ANI, the Parishad has also outlined the events which should be organized on August 15 after the unfurling of the national flag. The entire function has to be videographed. This is reportedly the first time that they have been asked to organise cultural programmes on Independence Day.

According to the Newspaper, (HT PHOTO) There are about 16,000 madrasas in the state, of which 560 are fully-aided, and many have not taken it well."A madrasa student is equally patriotic as any other student".

Along with the circular, the UP Madarsa Education Board has also sent text of National Anthem in both Hindi and Urdu.

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The CBSE circular had also listed similar cultural activities which could be organized by all affiliated schools on August 15.

Former board chairman Rashid Khan said while most large madrasas celebrate Indepe-ndence Day and hoist the Tricolour, it is likely that the smaller ones find it hard to organise events. "These videos will be kept as an evidence to prove that all programmes were organised in madrasas as per state government directives".

The Madhya Pradesh Madarsa Board has directed all madarsas in the state to celebrate the Independence Day and send photographs of their I-Day celebration. The programme should be concluded by candies distribution among the students.

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