Reciting 'Preamble of our Constitution' made compulsory during school assembly

This decision was taken on Tuesday by state minister Varsha Gaikwad and will be in effect from this Republic Day, January 26, 2020.

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Starting this Republic Day, January 26, all the schools across the state will have to ensure that the preamble of our Constitution is compulsorily read out during their morning assemblies. This decision was taken by state minister Varsha Gaikwad on Tuesday.

As per reports, the decision was taken keeping the "sovereignty of constitution, welfare of all" campaign in mind, and hence reading of the preamble was made mandatory as per the circular. Addressing the media, the school education minister said, "Students will recite the preamble to the Constitution so that they know its importance. It is an old GR. But we will implement it from January 26." 

The government resolution (GR) about this move was issued in February 2013 during Congress-NCP's power, however, it was not implemented then, stated the  circular dated January 21, 2020. 

Further, this move was also taken to ensure at a time where protests are being held against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Keeping the intensity of the decision in mind, some Congress leaders have been positive, further pressing on the issue that the "unconstitutional" CAA will not be allowed in Maharashtra.

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