The Hush Post|07:10 am| 1-min-read
Students in Gujarat schools will now answer their roll call from today i.e. January 1 in a different way. In a circular, the Gujarat government has asked all schools to ensure that students respond with “Jai Bharat” or “Jai Hind” during roll call.
The Government Resolution (GR) was issued by the Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board, and Director, Primary Education. “In order to instill nationalism from a young age, it is directed that students of all schools, government, grant-in-aid as well as private, should say ‘Jai Bharat’ or ‘Jai Hind’, instead of ‘Yes sir’ or ‘Present sir’ across the state from January 1, 2019. Ensure this is followed across all schools,” the circular stated.
The inspiration comes from a History teacher in Rajasthan Sandeep Joshi. He teaches at a school in Rajasthan’s Jalore district. He was honoured in Ahmedabad last Saturday by RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP). He received the Yashwantrao Kelkar youth award.
Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said, “There is nothing bad in taking inspiration from such a good initiative. This was followed in Gujarat decades ago but somewhere down the line, it was forgotten.”
The same rule was applied in Madhya Pradesh schools in May, 2018. The education board there had made replying with “Jai Hind” mandatory while answering the roll-call by pupils in schools.