Madhya Pradesh School Education Minister Vijay Shah on Friday urged madrasas to unfurl the Tricolour regularly to teach children how to love the country. He said that children should also made to sing the National anthem daily. “I appeal to all madrasas in MP to unfurl the Tricolour and sing the national anthem daily. I don’t think anybody should have a problem with that. Nobody has,’’ he said.
The Minister also applauded the madrasas for working to build a "nationalistic ideology" in students. He made the appeal while speaking at a function to mark the 20th foundation day of the MP Madarsa Board in Bhopal.
Jaise schoolon mein roz Tiranga fehraya jaata hai, guzarish hai saare madarson mein roz Tiranga fehraya jaaye, rashtragaan ho: Vijay Shah pic.twitter.com/iKYX0ZDyzh
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Along with the Education Minister, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present at the function. The CM also laid focus on how children should be loving the country. "How to love one’s country and help it march ahead should be part of school curriculum... We drink the same water and eat the same food and our blood is red. We can follow different faiths", he said stating that kids should be taught love, brotherhood and patriotism.
He also stressed on the need to modernise education in madrasas so that children can get better jobs. "We should skill them and make them competent enough to face life’s challenges. On one hand, there is joblessness and on the other, there is a lack of skilled people," he said.
Led by Chairman Syed Imad Uddin, the board is planning to revise its curriculum based on the theme "Vatan Se Mohabbat Ka Islam Dharma Mein Kya Mahatva Hai (What is the importance of love for one’s country in Islam)."