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TN: Singing of Vande Mataram not compulsory in schools, colleges

September 06, 2006 01:44 IST

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The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday night announced that the singing of Vande Mataram in schools and colleges on September 7, to mark the national song's centenary celebrations, was not compulsory.

An official press release noted that the Centre had advised states that the song be compulsorily sung by students of schools and colleges on that day.

Several Muslim organisations have opposed the Centre's suggestion.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Singing of Vande Matrm not compulsory in TN

Good. An Intelligent decision. To sing or pray or abuse or praise should be left to individuals.

Posted by Murli Nair

Sub: shameless

what else can u expect from a shameless minority appeasement karunanidhi government.they will go to extent of creating a bill and pass it to the ...


Sub: TN: Vande Mataram not compulsory

Hi, I am a resident of Chennai. Just to appease the Minority community how can the state government tell that singing the National Song is ...

Posted by Praveen Kumar

Sub: must be nationalsong's sing

Dear All, That is I am so glead that i sent you this message. I think that "The Vande Mataram" is a National song so ...

Posted by jyoti

Sub: What else you can expect from Karunanidi?

There is no wonder even if Minority Appeasement Karunanidhi Govt bans Vande mataram

Posted by Ragu



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