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Gujarat changes roll call: Jai Hind, Jai Bharat to replace Yes Sir, Present

Published by Kashmir News Trust on January 1, 2019, 12:26 pm

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Ahmedabad: School children in Gujarat will holler “Jai Hind” and “Jai Bharat” instead of customary “Present” during the daily roll call to register attendance from January 1, 2019, media reports said. 

According to a notification by Directorate of Primary Education and Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB), students of Classes 1 to 12 in government, grant-in-aid and self-financed schools will have to respond to the attendance call with "Jai Hind" or "Jai Bharat," starting January 1. All teachers and education officers have been directed to make sure that the new direction is followed in every school across the state.

The decision was taken by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama during a review meeting held on Monday.