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Madras HC makes Vande Mataram mandatory in Tamil Nadu's schools, offices

Meanwhile, SC is hearing a petition asking the Centre to make Vande Mataram mandatory in schools

ANI  |  Chennai 

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The on Tuesday ruled that 'Vande Mataram' must be sung schools, and

Justice M V Muralidharan said that must be made to follow it at least once a week either on Monday or Friday, whereas, the song must be sang in offices once a month.

"is of Sanskrit origin, and written in Bengali which is ought to be sung in every school and college," Muralidharan added.

He further directed the Director of Public Information to upload and circulate the translated version of in Tamil and English, thereby making it available in the government websites and also in the social media.

"Let a copy of this order be marked to the chief secretary of the Tamil Nadu government, who shall issue appropriate instructions to the concerned authorities," he asserted.

Muralidharan said that in the event, if any person or organisation has difficulty in singing or playing the song, he or she shall not be compelled or forced to sing it, provided there are valid reasons for not doing so.

"The youth of this country are the future of tomorrow. This court hopes and trusts that this order shall be taken in the right spirit and also implemented in letter and spirit by the citizenry of this great nation," he added.

Incidentally, the Supreme Court is also hearing a petition asking the Centre to make the singing of in

While the apex court had in April given the Centre four weeks to reply, the next date of hearing is scheduled for August 25.

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First Published: Tue, July 25 2017. 13:55 IST
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