Play games' anthem, not religious song at CWG: BJP

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Rajnath Singh
New Delhi, Sep 28: BJP leader, Rajnath Singh requested the government that the most awaited CWG 2010 should start and end with the games' anthem and not with any religious music.

"It would not only be uncalled for, rather a departure from the secular traditions of the Commonwealth Games. The Games should start and end with the Games anthem," recommended Singh on Sep 27.

Following report that religious music would be performed at the games' ceremony to attach glimpse of Indian culture, Singh in his letter to PM Manmohan Singh added, "I think that religion and religious practices should be left as the private domain of the players."

He hoped that the Prime Minister would intervene "to do away with the anomalies and project a culturally more correct picture of India."

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