Can singing national anthem be made mandatory in schools? Supreme Court to examine

After making it compulsory for cinema halls to play national anthem before screening of film, the Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine whether singing/playing of national anthem be made mandatory in schools to inculcate a sense of patriotism among students.

A bench of Justices Dipak Misra, R Banumathi and M M Shantanagoudar, however, turned down a plea to make playing of national anthem mandatory in all public offices including Parliament, assemblies and courts on all working days.

It said that it would examine the plea only with regard to schools as the Centre had earlier also favoured it.................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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