BENGALURU: Soon, it will be mandatory to sing the ‘Naada Geethe’ (state anthem) in all schools in the state, including those affiliated to CBSE and ICSE boards.
Considering that many private schools in the state have not made it mandatory for students to sing the Naada Geethe during the morning assembly, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait directed his department officials to issue an official circular in this regard.
Tanveer Sait said, “I heard from parents that some schools have not made it compulsory for students to sing Naada Geethe during the assembly. They sing the National Anthem and many even recite the school’s anthem. Let them sing the school anthem, but they should also respect the culture of our land and teach children to sing the Naada Geethe.”
Meanwhile, Tanveer Sait mentioned that this rule will come into effect once the pattern is finalised. “There are over five patterns before us and we have forwarded them to Kannada and Culture department for finalisation.”
He further added that the education department plan is to introduce the anthem in schools without repetitions and no chorus. “Each line should be sing without any mistakes and there should not be any repetitions. We are waiting for the final report from Kannada and Culture department. Once we get it, we will issue an official circular,” said Sait.
Meanwhile, officials of the education department said the rule of singing the ‘Naada Geethe’ is already in existence. But since many private schools affiliated to other boards don’t follow it, department will issue a fresh circular.