(MENAFN- Asia Times)
Government schools in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district have been directed to require students to answer roll calls with "Jai Hind" instead of the usual "Yes, sir" or "Yes, madam" from October 1, Education Minister Vijay Shah announced on Tuesday.
The new response will be used on an experimental basis in schools in Satna and gradually extended to other districts, ANI reported.
The DailyBrief Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox
Shah said: "I have a military background; my grandfathers have been in the army. And whenever they come to meet, they always say ‘Jai Hind,' which I think is a way of respecting your nation, and the feeling of love for your country is shown through this gesture."
If "Jai Hind" is successful, the minister said he will request that it be implemented across all schools in the state, both public and private.
Legal Disclaimer: MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.