School students to officially answer roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ in this Indian state


BHOPAL, May 17, 2018: School students in Madhya Pradesh will now have to say 'Jai Hind' instead of 'Yes Sir' or 'Yes Madam' while responding to the roll call in their classes, according to a government order.

The order will come into effect from the coming academic session and will apply to all government and private schools.

The objective is to foster patriotism among children, said School Education Minister Vijay Shah. "We recently issued a directive to 1.22 lakh government schools and more than 35,000 private schools to ensure that students say 'Jai Hind' during the roll call from the coming academic session," he said.

"Students say 'Yes Sir' or 'Yes Madam' or 'present'. What good these English acknowledgements achieve? 'Jai Hind' will foster love for the country and patriotism among the students," the minister said.

Shah had earlier asked principals of government schools in Satna district to direct the students to say 'Jai Hind' during the roll.


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