The announcement was made by Madhya Pradesh school education minister Vijay Shah. (Representative image. Source: Wikimedia Commons/Sandeep.jgupta) Photograph: (Others)
The diktat will have to be followed from October 1
Government school students in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district will have to say "Jai Hind" instead of the usual "Yes ma'am, sir" when they answer roll call.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by MP school education minister Vijay Shah.
The diktat is to be implemented from October 1.
Schools in Satna directed to ensure students answer roll call with 'Jai Hind' instead of 'Yes Sir/Madam' from Oct 1:V Shah,MP School Edu Min pic.twitter.com/raFS25sGVp— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2017
Shah added that should the experiment is successful, formal permission will be taken from the chief minister to implement the rule in all schools in the state.
Will take permission from CM if experiment turns successful, & would like to implement it in entire MP: Vijay Shah,School Education Minister— ANI (@ANI) September 13, 2017
Shah added that in an effort to inculcate patriotism amongst the youth, the state government has already instructed schools to hoist the tricolour and sing the national anthem every day.
Private schools have been advised to do the same.