Jammu & Kashmir

Morning assembly in all schools shall begin with national anthem of India: JK Admin

Students attending morning assembly. [Photo: Facebook/ Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Baramulla]

Srinagar: The School Education Department (SED) has said that the morning assemblies in the educational institutes shall begin with national anthem of India as per the standard protocol.

Principal secretary to administration for School Education Department, Alok Kumar said this in a circular issued regarding the guidelines for conduct of morning assemblies in schools.

“To kickstart a school day on a positive note and to instill a sense of unity and discipline amongst students, the morning assemblies at the start of school day have proved to be an invaluable ritual of the schooling system,” it reads.

Kumar in a circular further said that the morning assemblies serve as platforms to nurture the values of moral integrity, shared community, and mental tranquility.

“However, it has been observed that such ritual and tradition is not being carried out uniformly across various schools of JK,” it reads.

The principal secretary said that in order to maintain uniformity, it is impressed upon all the
stakeholders to conduct morning assemblies across the respective schools as per the guidelines.

Morning assembly shall be of 20 minutes duration and all students and teachers shall assemble at the designated area at the commencement of school schedule,” reads the guidelines.

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