14-Jul-2024  Srinagar booked.net


LG Orders J&K Schools to Start Morning Assemblies with Indian Anthem



Srinagar: The LG administration run by New Delhi has ordered all schools across Jammu and Kashmir to start the morning assembly with the Indian national anthem, mandating 20 minutes duration. 

An order issued by the Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, through a circular made Indian anthem mandatory in all schools.


“Morning assembly should begin with the National Anthem as per standard protocol," reads the order.

“Morning assemblies have proved to be an invaluable ritual in instilling a sense of unity and discipline among the students. Assemblies serve as platforms to nurture the values of moral integrity, shared community and mental tranquillity.However, it has been observed that such a significant ritual/ tradition is not being carried out uniformly across various schools of J&K,” it reads further.

The department suggested inviting guest speakers, creating awareness about the environment, and against the drug menace, as some of the steps for schools to include in the morning assemblies.