After the compulsory flag hoisting was introduced in Madhya Pradesh schools in January, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government will make “Jai Hind” mandatory for all students from November as a marker of their attendance, reported Hindustan Times.
The first district to adopt this practice shall be Satna, from October 1 – a month before the rule is implemented in all schools across the state after the state cabinet sent in their approval. School Education minister Vijay Shah said that the decision was taken to “instill a sense of patriotism” amongst students.
“Jai Hind is acceptable to students of all religions so I have decided to introduce it. We just want to keep our culture alive which our young generation is forgetting,” said Shah. Leader of the Madhya Pradesh
Youth Congress Kunal Chaudhary, however, said, “We don’t have any problem with chanting Jai Hind but school education department’s main job is to provide quality education for better future of students and they have failed in their task. Instead of concentrating on what the student should wear, chant and which culture they should follow, the government should improve the condition of schools and education system.”