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BJP activists to ?target? missionary schools

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 11:48 IST

DISTRICT BJP activists will monitor the singing of national song Vande Matram at public places and schools, especially missionary schools on September 7.

Minister for Public Relations Narendra Singh Tomar announced on Tuesday the State Government would ensure recital of Vande Matram at maximum number of public places on September 7 on completion of 100 years of the national song.

He, however, parried the question when asked what action the Government would take if somebody refused to sing the national song.

Today, a delegation of the district BJP led by its general secretary Alok Sharma, met School Education Minister Narottam Mishra, submitted him a memorandum, urging him to ensure that Vande Matram is recited at all the schools including the missionaries’ schools on the day.

Talking to the Hindustan Times, Sharma said the BJP activists would monitor singing of the song at public places, particularly the schools and if some schools did not abide by the government’s instructions, the BJP activists would protest against the same through democratic means. Besides, they would apprise the government of the same.

He alleged what had been observed by them was that the missionaries schools had an aversion to celebrating the Hindus festivals like Rakshabandhan, Deepawali etc. He alleged they schedule unit tests and schools examination at the time of the festivals so that the brate the festivals. Even on the very next day of Holi and Deepawali, examinations were held.

Recently, the term examinations were held the very next day of Rakshabandhan. On the contrary, there was no scheduling of examination in the vicinity of their festivals, he alleged.

The memorandum said recently the missionaries schools declared holiday for the students and their staff on the occasion of Independence Day on August 15.

They observed the Day merely as a formality by hoisting National Tri-colour. Those who were in the delegation include Ramesh Sharma, Munan Soni, Satyarth Agarwal, Suryakant Gupta, Durgesh Keswani, Umashankar Tripathi, Satish Ahilya, Ramdas Mangloi, Vivek Jaiswal, Umesh Shrivas and others.