Published:  03:17 AM, 12 August 2017

UP madrasas to record Aug 15 celebrations on camera

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, India wants all madrasas in the state to record video of events organized on the occasion of Independence Day.   The UP Madrasa Shiksha Parishad has issued a circular asking all madrasas to make provision for videography of events organised on August 15, reports India Today.        
The government has also asked madarsas affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad to pay tribute to freedom fighters and organize cultural programs on August 15. While in the past, madrasas were directed to hoist the national flag and  recite the national anthem. This is reportedly the first time that they have been asked to organize cultural programs on Independence Day.    

The circular issued by UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad to district minority welfare officers states that along with photographs, videos be shot of the events. The officers would have to get the videos shot at all madrasas and keep with them. At present, around 8,000 madrasas in Uttar Pradesh are recognised by the parishad. Among these, 560 are fully aided by the state.

The parishad, in the circular, has also sent the text of the national anthem in both Hindi and Urdu. Sources said that in the past, some madrasas had argued that their students know only Urdu and were not fluent in Hindi. Sources in minority welfare department said that events would have to be videographed, as there had been allegations in the past that some madrasas had not hoisted the national flag on Independence Day.

-AA News Desk

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