Bhopal: In an effort to instill patriotism, Madhya Pradesh’s School Education Minister, Vijay Shah has directed government schools in Satna district to ensure that the students answer their roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ instead of the traditional ‘Yes Sir/Madam’ as the sentiment of nationalism should be communicated right from student days.
“I asked them to make students say ‘Jai Hind’, because they are the future of India and they should respect and love their country, by doing this the love for the nation will increase among them,” he said.
Satna will be the first district where this practice will be introduced from October 1st — a month before implementing the same in all the schools across the state.
“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”, Shah 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.
It would be interesting to witness what parents, school authorities and the students have to say about the decision taken by the education minister.