No admission without ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’

New Delhi:The argument surrounding 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' reached to an all new level in Gujarat on Sunday after an educational trust made it mandatory for students to write the ‘patriotic’ phrase onto their application form, failing which their admission would be cancelled.

 

Shree Patel Vidhyarthi Ashram Trust, which is headed by Gujarat BJP leader Dilip Sanghani in Amreli, brought the right to education within the ambit of the enraged controversy and proclaimed that students seeking admission to its institution will have to write 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' on their submission forms.

 

According to the sources, the resolution was taken in a trust meeting held on Sunday. The trust runs a primary school, two high schools and a college in Amreli. There are around 4500 students studying in the four institutes.

 

If the political observers be believed, this bold move by Dilip Sanghani might be to get back into business, and to earn the attention of state BJP president Vijay Rupani.

 

It is strongly believed that a trust with such patrimony of nationalism has a responsibility to invoke in its students the feeling of nationalism. The new rule will be promulgated in the next term.

 

As of lately, the phrase ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ has met a lot of brouhaha — people in favour equate the slogan with a sense of patriotism, however the other faction dismiss it, citing religious freedom under the Indian Constitution.

News24 Bureau