Lucknow, The Uttar Pradesh government has taken a big decision regarding the madrassas of the state. Now the national anthem will be mandatory before the start of classes in madrasas of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board Council has issued its order. This order of the state government will be applicable to all the recognized, grantee and non-aided madrassas. After the holidays of Ramadan and Eid, all madrasas are open from Thursday and board examinations are starting in madrasas from May 14.
In all madrasas, the national anthem was made compulsory every morning before the start of class every day from Thursday. SN Pandey, Registrar of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board, issued an order in this regard to all the District Minority Welfare Officers on May 9. It has been said in the order that according to the decision taken in the board meeting on March 24 last, the national anthem has been made mandatory at the time of prayer in all madrasas from the new academic session.
It has been said in the order that before the commencement of classes from the upcoming academic session in all recognized aided and non-aided madrasas of the state, teachers and students will have to compulsorily sing the national anthem along with other prayers. The District Minority Welfare Officers will have to monitor regularly to ensure compliance of this order.
There are currently 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 560 receive government grants. After the verdict, Uttar Pradesh’s Minority Welfare Minister Danish Azad said- When madrasa students sing the national anthem, they will also know the values of the society. The government is working for the upliftment of madrasa education. Now Madrasa students will study maths, science, computer as well as scriptures.