Vande Mataram must be sung in all educational institutions once a week: Madras High Court

"Vande Matharam" should be played and sung in all government offices and institutions, private companies, factories and industries at least once a month, Madras High Court has ordered.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 25, 2017 2:39 pm
vande mataram, madras high court, madras hc, national song, indian express news The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered that “Vande Mataram” must be played and sung in all schools, colleges and universities at least once a week, preferably on Monday or Friday.

The Madras High Court on Tuesday ordered that “Vande Mataram” must be played and sung in all schools, colleges and universities at least once a week, preferably on Monday or Friday, news agency ANI has reported.  The court also ruled that the national song must be played and sung in all government offices and institutions, private companies, factories and industries at least once a month. It further said a person who has difficulty in singing the national song will not be compelled or forced to sing it, provided there are valid reasons.

“Vande Mataram is of Sanskrit origin, and written in Bengali which is ought to be sung in every school and college,” ANI quoted  Justice M.V Muralidharan as saying.

The director of Public Information has been directed to upload and circulate the translated version of Vande Mataram in Tamil and English, thereby making it available in the government websites and also in the social media.  He  further added that no person shall be compelled or forced to sing the National song, provided there are valid reasons for not singing it.

“Let a copy of this order be marked to the Chief Secretary of the Government of Tamil Nadu, who shall issue appropriate instructions to the concerned authorities,” said Justice M.V Muralidharan.

“The youth of this country are the future of tomorrow. This court hopes and trusts that this order shall be taken in the right spirit and also implemented in letter and spirit by the citizenry of this great nation, ” he added.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is hearing a petition asking the Centre to make the singing of Vande Mataram mandatory in schools.

With Inputs with ANI 

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    Indiana Jones
    Jul 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm
    Judges who don't have any respect for the cons ution or ignorant about it, is dangerous for any true democracy. Why don't the supreme court intervene and tell these people to leave law making to the parliament and concentrate on dispensing justice. It's a pity that these are the kind of persons sitting in the courts dispensing justice.Who the is he to decide what cons utes patriotism.No wonder Mr Karnan serving jail term now, was also from the same court.
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      Proud Bhakt
      Jul 25, 2017 at 8:59 pm
      Weekly is not enough . It should be sung EVERY hour of EVERY day by everyone not just students in educational inst!tutions. I have already sung Vande Mataram 21 times today . I will sing 3 more times before midnight . This shows the tremendous extent of my patriotism . Once my younger sister did not sing properly , i beat her mercilessly with my cricket bat . Now she can't see properly with her right eye , but she sings Vande Mataram perfectly . Jai Hind , Bharat Mata ki Jai , Modiji ki Jai !.
      1. A
        Jul 25, 2017 at 8:42 pm
        The Talibanization of India is spreading like a disease!
        1. M
          Jul 26, 2017 at 10:30 pm
          No, we are merely correcting the Pseudo-secooler Talibans who have been on the rampage for over Fifty Years. This is India, Pal, and we want our own Songs and Identification marks through which we AFFIRM our National iden y. If you do not wish to sing, you do not have to, but at least remain standing. If you still cannot stand it all, please get a Passport and emigrate to the USA, where too you have to stand to attention for "God Bless America" or in the UK, you will stand up for "God Save the Queen", or the same thing, whichever country you emigrate too. You may find that you may need INDIA but India can survive without you...
        2. V
          Jul 25, 2017 at 8:01 pm
          There is a very good old Tamil song written by the great patriot and freedom fighter, Late Subramanya Bharathiar, over a century ago. It read, ' Vande Mataram Enbom. Yengal Maanila Thaayai Vananguvom Yenbom'. Pity in last 20-30 years Tamil Nadu education department has gradually blacked out Bharathiar from text book, although he was the best known early 19th century Tamil poet, with a very good modern outlook.
          1. M
            Jul 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm
            Well said, Brother Vish... They, the DMK, 'blacked out' Bharathiar because he was a BRAHMIN.... Through their negativism, these Casteists have ruined both Tamil and Tamilnadu since their rule began in 1967. Before their fake "Dravidian" Campaign, Caste was not really such a vital issue for ORDINARY TAMILS. Even today, ordinary Tamil people are happy to sing Vande Mataram, happy to join the Indian Army and Air Force. They will NEVER support anyone of these separatists fringe parties in elections....
          2. T
            Jul 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm
            these b stard judges give bails to rape accused by taking money r most criminal minded people and teaching bogey of nationalism called hyperpatriotism -
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              Sujatha Selvam
              Jul 25, 2017 at 7:20 pm
              நீதிபதிக்கு எப்படி தெரியும்? எத்தனை எம்.பிக்கள் மற்றும் எம்.எல்.ஏக்கள் இதை அறிவார்கள்? உண்மையில் ஒரு விஷயம், நான் சாதாரணமாக இருக்கிறேன், ஆனால் எனக்கு உண்மையில் வெண்டே மடத்தை தெரியாது. இது குடிமக்களின் நிலைமை என்றால், வாந்தே மாதாரத்தை குறைந்த பட்சம் ஒரு வாரத்திற்குள் பாடுவது எப்படி உயர் நீதிமன்றம் உத்தரவு செய்கிறது. முதலில் அரசு அதிகாரிகள், பாராளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர்கள், எம்.எல்.ஏ.க்கள், அமைச்சர்கள், பொலிஸ் அதிகாரிகள் மற்றும் நீதிபதிகள், அவர்கள் லஞ்சம் வாங்க மாட்டார்கள் என்று ஒரு உறுதிமொழி எடுத்து, இந்த நாடு சில ஆண்டுகளில் ஒரு சொர்க்கம் இருக்கும்
              1. S
                Jul 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm
                good decision. vande mataram needs to be our national anthem,
                1. F
                  Faku Faking
                  Jul 25, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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                    Rajveer Singh
                    Jul 25, 2017 at 7:53 pm
                    How can they enforce on Sikh and Muslim. All schools should recite Quran also
                    1. M
                      Jul 26, 2017 at 10:43 pm
                      How can any one expose you, "Rajveer Singh" and "Faku" as Faking Mischief Makers ? Certain exceptions will remain. The Judge has said, "None is forced to sing "Vandhe Matharam". Sikhs have NO problems in singing it. Since you two are Sthanis, or just ignorant, you do not know the meaning of that Song. Educate Yourself..
                  2. J
                    Jul 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm
                    first decide how many matas u have person having many fathers is called busstard same way people with more than one mata other than giving birth are bustards
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