Sircilla’s tiny village to sing Jana Gana Mana everyday

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Taking a cue from Jammikunta (Karimnagar district), the residents of Kolanoor, a tiny village in Sircilla district, are gearing up to instil a sense of patriotism among the people. The plan is to play ‘Jana Gana Mana’ through loudspeakers every morning at 8, starting with the New Year, make people to stop from what they are doing and pay their respect to the national anthem.

Sircilla: Taking a cue from Jammikunta (Karimnagar district), the residents of Kolanoor, a tiny village in Sircilla district, are gearing up to instil a sense of patriotism among the people. The plan is to play ‘Jana Gana Mana’ through loudspeakers every morning at 8, starting with the New Year, make people to stop from what they are doing and pay their respect to the national anthem.

It may be mentioned here that Jammikunta is perhaps the only town in the country to sing national anthem every morning at 8 am. The man behind it was P Prashanth Reddy, Inspector of Police, who started the initiative from Independence Day this year, to inculcate respect towards the motherland. Since then the people have been responding positively. All the vehicles and people on the road are coming to a standstill as the 16 loudspeakers positioned at vantage points start playing ‘Jana Gana Mana’ every morning.

Life resumes only after the 52-second national anthem was played. Kolanoor Sarpanch Md Abdul Rashid told The Hans India: “It was a great initiative that everyone should honour with utmost respect. We are trying to motivate the villagers for its success. We are enjoying the fruits of independence and it’s all due to the tireless efforts of several great people who sacrificed their lives to free the nation from the clutches of British.” He believes that the initiative not only creates a sense of patriotism but also help developing discipline among the youths.

We will start the initiative from the New Year, he said, pointing to the support he got from Sircilla district Public Relation Officer Mamindla Dasharatham and other villagers. It may be mentioned here that Thais no matter what they are doing stop their work and pay respect to their (Thailand) national anthem, called ‘Pheng Chat Thai’, twice a day – 8 am and 6 pm. The anthem is also played on all the local televisions, radio stations and at all public places there.

By: Adepu Mahender

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