UP madrasas told to celebrate Independence Day, event to be videograped

Pauline Gross
August 13, 2017

After this, tribute will be paid to the martyrs of freedom struggle. As apparent through the image of the order shared by News Agency ANI, the Parishad has also outlined the events which should be organized on August 15 after the unfurling of the national flag. The madrasa students will have to sing patriotic songs and take part in sports events on Independence Day, the celebrations of which must end with the distribution of candies among all. The notice also says that schools should click photographs and make videos of the event so as to encourage and repeat well-performed programs and activities in future events as well. He further said, "The madarsas do not get additional funds for celebrating national day functions and even if an order comes, it should be for all and not only for educational institutions imparting religious education of a particular community". The entire function has to be videographed.

According to the Newspaper, (HT PHOTO) There are about 16,000 madrasas in the state, of which 560 are fully-aided, and many have not taken it well."A madrasa student is equally patriotic as any other student". Sources said that in the past, some madrasas had argued that their students know only Urdu and were not fluent in Hindi.

"It is a routine order to celebrate the I-Day and when the national flag is unfurled, the national anthem will also be sung", he said. While photography has been done in the past, videography will be done for the first time this year.

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The state government has also warned the madrasas that if the directives aren't followed, the state will then withdraw government aid to these institutions.

Summary: Madrasa students stage cultural programmes.

He said that the order had nothing to do with a similar diktat of the Yogi Adityanath's government in Uttar Pradesh to madrassas in the state to videograph the I-Day celebrations.

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