The BJP government in Madhya Pradesh wants students to be filled with the sentiment of 'nationalism' and hence students of government schools in Satna have been directed to say 'Jai Hind' when they answer the roll call from October 1.
Making this announcement on Tuesday, Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Vijay Shah said that from October 1, students of all government schools in this district would answer the roll call by uttering the words "Jai Hind" as the sentiment of nationalism should be communicated right from student days.
Schools in Satna directed to ensure students answer roll call with 'Jai Hind' instead of 'Yes Sir/Madam' from Oct 1:V Shah,MP School Edu Min pic.twitter.com/raFS25sGVp— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2017
He was speaking at a divisional meeting of teachers, principals, Jan Shikshaks and block resource coordinators in Chitrakoot.
"Private schools have also been advised to follow the instructions but for now, this is just a suggestion for them. We hope all schools adhere to it since it relates to patriotism, he said.
"We will take permission from CM if experiment turns successful, and would like to implement it in entire MP," he added.
To inculcate patriotism among students, the state government has already given instructions on hoisting the Tricolour and singing the national anthem in schools every day, the minister said.