Rajasthan hostel residents to recite national anthem daily at 7 am

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In a statement released by the Rajasthan’s Department of Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE), all the residents of 789 hostels of the state have to sing the national anthem at 7 am, every day.

Vasundhara Raje, Amit ShahIn order to evoke ‘nationalism’ in students, the Vasundhara Raje-led BJP state government has issued a directive to all the government hostels under the Department for Social Justice and Empowerment (SJE) to ensure all residents daily sing the national anthem.

The orders came after the Jaipur Municipal Corporation’s made the national anthem mandatory for all government employees. The employees were ordered to sing the national anthem at 9 am and the national song before leaving for the day at 5 pm.