This Telangana village plays national anthem on loudspeakers daily and everyone stands still
Hyderabad, Sep 2: In recent times, we have witnessed several controversies over the issue of playing of national anthem. While last year, the Supreme Court asked all cinemas to play the national anthem before a film is screened "for the love of the motherland", many still say that forcing "nationalism and patriotism" on the countrymen is against the ethos of our democracy.
Amid all these debates over the national anthem, a village in Telangana has come up with a unique idea to ensure that the entire village in unison stands still during the playing of the song every day.
According to a report by news agency, ANI, Jammikunta village in Karimnagar district of the state plays the national anthem on 16 loudspeakers at 7.54 am daily. While the song is being played on loudspeakers, the villagers stand still to pay their respects to the national anthem.
No matter where one is at that time, it is mandatory for all to stand still when the national anthem is being played in the morning.
Telangana: Jammikunta village in Karimnagar district comes to a standstill at 7:54 am everyday for national anthem played on 16 loudspeakers pic.twitter.com/Aq1nNDFid3— ANI (@ANI) September 1, 2017
The idea of playing the national anthem on loudspeakers was to ensure that everyone in the village can easily hear the song loud and clear while being played. A villager said that 16 loudspeakers are enough for the entire village to be reverberated in the beat of patriotism every morning.
"We play the national anthem every day to showcase our love for our motherland. We are all Indians and we are proud of it. Jai hind!" said another villager.
Several pictures taken by a lensman of ANI showcase how villagers leave all their chores behind and stand still as the national anthem is being played. Even movement of vehicles comes to a halt when the national anthem is on.