The general body of the Shiv Sena-ruled Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) had yesterday passed a proposal to make singing of the national song compulsory in the civic-run schools twice a week. The proposal has been sent to the civic commissioner for administrative nod.
Speaking in the Assembly, Purohit termed it as a good move.
Talking to reporters outside the Assembly, Purohit said the Centre should replicate this move at the national-level.
"I am also going to make a request to HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar to make the singing of 'Vande Mataram' mandatory in all schools across the country," he said.
"I have written a letter and will send it to him soon," the lawmaker from Mumbai said.
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