Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh wants all madrasas in the state to record video of events organised on the occasion of Independence Day.The UP Madarsa Shiksha Parishad has issued a circular asking all madrasas to make provision for videography of events organised on August 15.The government has also asked madarsas affiliated to the Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Shiksha Parishad to pay tribute to freedom fighters and organise cultural programmes 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 organise cultural programmes 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.WHAT THE CIRCULAR STATES:-
1:-Flag hoisting and recitation of the national anthem to take place at 8 am.
2:-Tributes to be paid to freedom fighters.
3:-Cultural event to be organised on the theme: national unity.
4:-Sweets to be distributed among children at the end of the event.
5:-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.
7:-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.
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