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Singing national anthem compulsory in Maharashtra colleges from Feb 19

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Maharashtra's Higher and Technical Minister Uday Samant on Wednesday said the state government has directed colleges to begin their work with the anthem from February 19.

"Recently, we have taken a decision that anthem should be sung before college work starts. So, we are going to start this from February 19 on the occasion of Shiv Jayanti. The letter regarding the same will issued to all the colleges by February 19. All have agreed to implement this decision," Samant said at an event here.

"I think that 15 lakh people will be singing the anthem in a day and Maharashtra will be the only state in the country to do that," he said.

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First Published: Wed, February 12 2020. 17:24 IST