Singing the nationwide anthem “Jana Gana Mana” has been made obligatory in any respect madrassas in Uttar Pradesh from Thursday, an official stated. The Registrar of the Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Education Board, SN Pandey, additionally issued an order to this impact to all of the District Minority Welfare Officers on May 9.
According to the choice taken within the board assembly on March 24, the singing of the nationwide anthem on the time of prayer in any respect madrassas throughout the state has been made necessary, he stated.
He stated common courses on the madrassas started on May 12 after the Ramzan holidays, and the order got here into impact on the identical day. The order stated that earlier than the graduation of courses, the nationwide anthem will likely be sung by academics and college students from the upcoming educational session in all recognised, aided and non-aided madrassas within the state.
The District Minority Welfare Officers have been tasked to make sure compliance of the order.
General Secretary of Teachers’ Association Madaris Arabia, Diwan Sahab Zaman Khan, stated that until now at madrassas, normally Hamd (praises to Allah) and Salam (salutations to Muhammad) have been recited earlier than the beginning of courses. The nationwide anthem was additionally sung in some, nevertheless it was not obligatory. “Now it has been made mandatory,” he added.
The order comes after the state’s Minority Welfare Minister Dharampal Singh final month emphasised educating nationalism at madrassas.
Minister of State Danish Azad Ansari had additionally stated that the federal government desires the madrassa college students to be “full of patriotism”. At current, there are a complete of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh and 560 of them obtain authorities grants.