Lucknow, Oct 6: The students were punished to recite ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ during the assembly hours in a government school.
The incident has come to limelight after Shiv Kumar Jaiswal, the Committee Manager of Manas Temple, a social organisation, along with his colleagues paid a visit M A M Inter College and asked children if they are being punished for reciting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.
An economics teacher at the institute, Sanjay Pandey confirmed the reports stating that many students have been punished in the past for showing their patriotism in school by means of the slogan.
However, the principal of school Majid Nasser, refuted the reports and said his organisation always instilled patriotic spirit among students.
I have not heard anything like this happening inside this school. I myself very enthusiastically take part in all the patriotic programmes organised by the government. Not only that, on October 2, I have also taken part in the Swachh Bharat drive,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.