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Rajasthan govt mandates national anthem to be sung by all hostel inmates; heres more on it

Rajasthan govt mandates national anthem to be sung by all hostel inmates; heres more on it

In an effort to ‘instil’ feeling of patriotism among the students, the Rajasthan government has now made it compulsory for all of its 789 hostels for OBC, SC and ST students under its aegis to ensure that the national anthem is sung by all the inmates at a daily gathering.

The gathering should take place at 7 am daily, the directive, issued by state department of social justice and empowerment (SJE), stated.

An official statement released on Monday stated that while the singing of national anthem was already compulsory in schools, the same will be mandatory in hostels as well. Interestingly, the directive was already effective from Sunday.

As per a media report, SJE principal secretary Samit Sharma claimed that singing of national anthem at the hostels was already a part of daily routine of the students.

However, he said, the directive had to be reissued as an earlier directive on the matter had not been followed on a regular basis due to shortage of staff at the hostels.

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