The Uttar Pradesh government has made it mandatory for all students and teachers in madrasas of the state to sing the National Anthem before commencing classes. The order has been implemented from today, May 12.
Danish Azad Ansari, UP minority state minister, has passed this order. The decision was taken at the meeting of the UP Madrasa Education Board on March 24.
The order of implementation was passed on May 9. As per the order, the schools will continue with the previously sung religious prayers along with the national anthem—"Jana Gana Mana".
The madrasas were closed from March 30 to May 11 due to Ramazan. The schools reopened on Thursday, May 12, and the order has been implemented from today. The order will be applicable to all recognised, aided and non-aided madrasas.
The decision came almost five years after the UP Madrasa Board had made the recital of the National Anthem and flag hoisting mandatory on Independence Day, in the year 2017.