Lucknow, 12th May 2022: Singing of the national anthem every day has been made compulsory in all madrasas of Uttar Pradesh from Thursday.

SN Pandey, Registrar of the Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board, issued an order regarding this to all the District Minority Welfare Officers on May 9.

During the month of Ramadan, a holiday was declared in madrasas from March 30 to May 11 and regular classes started on May 12, so this order has come into effect from Thursday.

Pandey stated in the order that according to the decision taken in the board meeting on March 24, the national anthem has been made compulsory at the time of prayer in all madrasas from the new academic session. He has sent a letter to all the minority welfare officers saying that singing the national anthem with dua will be mandatory in every madrassa before the class starts in the morning.

Uttar Pradesh’s Minority Welfare Minister Dharampal Singh had last month insisted on teaching nationalism in madrassas.

Departmental MoS Danish Azad Ansari had also said that the Uttar Pradesh government wants the students of the madrasa to be imbibed with the spirit of patriotism.

At present, there are a total of 16,461 madrassas in Uttar Pradesh, out of which 560 receive grants from the government.