November 23, 2015 12:31:48 pm
CBSE Board has issued a circular to schools asking them to sing the national anthem as stated in the constitution of India. Board has given guidelines to its 16,000 affiliated schools on how to sing the anthem including time duration in which it should be sung.
According to the circular, “In its framework of the values education lists the Article 51(A) of the Indian Constitution- Fundamental Duties that contains 10 principles and the first one is “to abide by the constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the national flag and the national anthem. The board has framed four behavioral descriptors for students for this principle. The second descriptor entails singing of national anthem with decorum.”
While many schools do start their day with the anthem, some schools run by religious institutions prefer prayers and hymns.
The board has also provided links to the schools which give the exact wordings of the full version of the anthem and its playing time which is approximately 52 seconds.
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