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Students to answer roll call with 'Jai Hind' in MP district

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

To foster "patriotism", students at schools in Satna district of would be instructed to answer the daily roll call with 'Jai Hind' from the next month.

"Students say 'yes sir' or 'yes madam' or 'present' during the roll call. What good do these English acknowledgements achieve? I have asked the principals of schools in Satna to direct the students to say 'Jai Hind' from October 1," School Education Minister Vijay Shah told PTI today.

"After this experiment works in Satna, we will send a proposal to Chief Minister to introduce 'Jai Hind' during roll calls in all the 1.22 lakh schools in Madhya Pradesh," he said.

"Jai Hind chants will foster love for the country and patriotism," the minister said, noting that the Army and para-military personnel use 'Jai Hind' as a greeting.

Shah also said that the national flag is being hoisted daily at government middle and high schools (from class VI to XII) for over a month in now.

"This daily exercise is going to be replicated in primary schools too," he said.

"We have also sent an advisory to private schools affiliated to the MP Board of Secondary Education that they may hoist the national flag daily," the minister added.

"We have also prepared a proposal for clearance of gram panchayats to name schools in villages after the local army martyrs," Shah said.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 19:28 IST