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SC's decision will inculcate patriotism among people: Naidu

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union Minister today lauded Supreme Court's direction that cinema halls across the country must play national anthem before screening a film, saying it will inculcate a sense of patriotism among people particularly the younger generation.

"It is a very good decision. It will inculcate a sense of patriotism among people particularly the younger generation. I am very happy about it," Naidu who also holds the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting said.


The apex today directed that cinema halls across the country must play the national anthem before the screening of a film and people should stand up as a mark of respect.

The also directed that the national flag should be shown on screen when the anthem is played.

"People must feel this is my country and this is my motherland," a bench of justices and Amitava Roy said while stressing that it is the duty of every citizen of the country to show respect to the national anthem and the flag.

It also said no person should take commercial benefits by playing the anthem and that it should not be dramatised.

The apex said the anthem should not be printed or displayed on undesirable objects, and also barred it from being played on variety shows and its abridged version anywhere.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 15:57 IST
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