#YogiSarkar directs to celebrate ‘Independence Day’ in all UP madrassa
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Aug-2017

Lucknow, August 12: Yogi Government has directed all UP madrassa to compulsorily hoist the national flag and sing the national anthem on Independence Day. The Uttar Pradesh Madrassa Shiksha Parishad has issued a letter in this regard.

According to the circular, the event to be held on August 15 should include hoisting the tri-colour, singing the national anthem and paying tributes to freedom fighters. Besides, cultural programmes will be organised on the theme of national unity, along with sports activities, an official circular said.

 

Minister of State for minority welfare of Uttar Pradesh, Aulakh said “we have asked for videography of all programmes. We can check at random as to which madrassa has celebrated it or not. The celebration will inspire students and they will learn more about the contribution of the freedom fighters.”

He said the children can treasure the memories of the Independence Day celebrations through the photographs and videos which will also act as a source of inspiration for others.

"Everyone should know the role played by our freedom fighters in ensuring that the country is freed from the yoke of British rule. Their great lives are taught in schools and it should be imparted in madrassas as well," he said.

Significantly, Madrassas get financial assistance from the state government. At present, around 8,000 madrasas in UP are recognised by the government body UP Madrassa Shiksha Parishad. Among these, 560 are fully aided by the state.