Students in government run schools in Madhya Pradesh will now have to say – Jai Hind – instead of saying ‘Yes sir/ma’am,’ while answering their daily attendance call. The order for the new rule was issued on Tuesday by School Education Department of the MP government. The new rule will come into effect from July 1 when the schools will reopen after the summer vacations.
The order signed by Pramod Singh, Deputy Secretary, School Education, reads, “It has now been made compulsory for all 1.22 lakh government schools in state to answer attendance roll calls by saying Jai Hind instead of yes sir/ma’am. This is the decision taken by state government to instill patriotism among students.”
While the order does not include private schools, it is being reported that private schools will be requested to follow the new system, which is optional for them.