Published: 28th November 2017
Now, 40K hostellers in Rajasthan to sing Jana Gana Mana before breakfast
Rajasthan's Social Justice and Empowerment Department has taken this step to kindle a spirit of patriotism in students — and this will be monitored by the warden of each hostel
The Rajasthan government has made singing of National anthem mandatory in all government and government-aided hostels in the State. Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Arun Chaturvedi said the move would instill a "sense of nationalism" among students. "Students will sing 'Jana Gana Mana' in the morning meeting at 7 am. Hostel wardens will have to be present during such sessions," he said.
Residential schools and civic bodies in Rajasthan have already been doing this, and now government and government-aided hostels will also join in practice
The order came into force on November 26, celebrated as Constitution day. There are close to 40,000 students in nearly 800 state-run hostels in Rajasthan. The Jaipur Municipal Corporation had last month started the daily practice of playing the national anthem at the start of the day and the national song in the evening
This decision was made followed by a mass Vande Mataram recital in Jaipur.