BMC issues notice making Vande Mataram compulsory in schools

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 10 (ANI): The Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday issued a notice making the singing of Vande Mataram compulsory in all BMC run schools. Mumbai Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar said in a statement that all the BMC run schools will have to sing 'Vande Mataram' twice a week. The proposal will be sent to the Maharashtra Government for a final approval. This comes after the Madras High Court had in July ordered the singing of the national song in all educational institutions at least once in a week. Subsequently, BJP leader Sandeep Patel, proposed that idea the BMC should also pass a similar order. He said, "Vande Mataram should be made compulsory in municipal aided schools at least twice a week. It should be done in order to keep patriotism alive in future generations." Earlier, Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi Waris Pathan had opposed the idea of making students sing Vande Mataram in the State assembly.(ANI)