UP MSP notice directs madarsas to unfurl national flag on Aug 15

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The madarsa authorities will also have to click photographs of their celebration of the Independence Day and send the same to the madarsa board office.

This is for the first time in state's history that madrasas have been directed to organise more programmes than just hoisting the national flag and reciting national anthem. He further said, "The madarsas do not get additional funds for celebrating national day functions and even if an order comes, it should be for all and not only for educational institutions imparting religious education of a particular community".

Mau (U.P.), Aug 12 (ANI): Ahead of 70th Independence Day, Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad (MSP) has directed all madarsas in the state to unfurl national flag on the occasion of 70th Independence Day. After this, tribute will be paid to the martyrs of freedom struggle.

"These madarsas, which are registered with us, have also been asked to compulsorily take part in or organise Tiranga yatra (tricolour rallies) in their respective cities if no other organisation has planned such an event", he added. As per the notice the unfurling of national flag and recitation should be organized at 8:00 am followed by programs at 8:30 am.

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In the past, there have been allegations that some madrasas did not hoist the National Flag on Independence Day.

There are around 2.5 lakh students enrolled in these registered madrasas. "These videos will be kept as an evidence to prove that all programmes were organised in madrasas as per state government directives".

Baldev Singh Aulakh, a minister of state in Yogi Aditynath Cabinet, said that the order to recite national anthem and song and other programs are mandatory for all madrasas. The programme should be concluded by candies distribution among the students.

The circular states that along with photographs, videos of the programmes must be shot as well.