Not all schools in the Capital will be singing Vande Mataram on Thursday to mark the centenary celebrations of the national song. While the song will be recited in government schools with students having the option of singing or not singing it, private schools are going by their own rulebook.
“Tomorrow is our day for the national song. So we will sing Vande Mataram as usual. But we haven’t received any directive from the education department,” said Usha Ram, chairman, National Progressive Schools’ Conference (NPSC) and principal, Laxman Public School.
Though Amity International School, Saket, received a call from the zonal education office informing about the singing of the national song at 11 am, principal Bharati Sharma maintained that they would follow the school timetable.
“We won’t hold any special assembly as it is not mandatory and I haven’t received any directives so far,” she said. Meanwhile, the Sikh educational institutes maintained that they would not sing the national song on Thursday.
“We have received a directive from the SGPC and we have to abide by it,” said SS Minhas, principal, Guru Harkishan Public School, Vasant Vihar.