MP Minister Wants Students to Answer Roll Call With Jai Hind:- All the schools in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh have been directed by the State School Education Minister Vijay Shah to ensure that students answer their roll call in the classroom with “Jai Hind” instead of the conventional “Yes, Sir/Madam”.
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According to a leading news channel, the diktat comes into force from October 1, 2017, adding that depending on its success, steps will be taken to implement the measure in the entire state. “For now, this is just a suggestion to private schools in Satna,” Shah said. He further hoped that the schools will “adhere to his advice since it was related to patriotism”.
“I have a military background; my grandfathers have been in the Army. And whenever they come to meet, they always say ‘Jai Hind’ which I think is a way of respecting your nation, and the feeling of love for your country is shown through his gesture,” Vijay Shah told the media. He said that he did not like the concept of ‘yes sir, yes madam’ in schools and hence, directed the schools to do this.
“I asked them to make students say ‘Jai Hind,’ because they are the future of India and they should respect and love their country; by doing this the love for the nation will increase among them,” Shah said.
The minister also said that for the statewide implementation of his diktat, it will seek Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s permission. These instructions were issued by Shah at a divisional meeting of teachers, principals, Jan Shikshaks and block resource coordinators in Chitrakoot. Earlier, the minister had commanded schools to hoist a Tricolor and make sure that the national anthem is sung every day.
On being asked whether this would be implemented in the private schools, Shah said, “We can only give them a suggestion regarding this, after this how much they follow it, depends on them. I think this is a nationalist approach so they might consider it.”
“And if they don’t listen, we would drop the media on them,” Shah said laughingly.
To be recalled, a school in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district had allegedly asked students to get a haircut similar to that of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in April this year. This has prompted some parents to oppose the diktat. However, the school administration reacted to the controversy saying that Yogi’s haircut was cited just as an example to maintain uniformity among students.
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