In Madhya Pradesh, the schools in the Satna district have been directed to ensure that students answer the roll call with 'Jai Hind' instead of 'Yes Sir or Madam'.
The School Education Minister Vijay Shah said that this will be implemented in all schools of Satna from October 1.
Vijay Shah told the media "I have a military background; my grandfathers have been in the Army. And whenever they come to meet, they always say 'Jai Hind' which I think is a way of respecting your nation, and the feeling of love for your country is shown through his gesture,"
"I asked them to make students say ' Jai Hind,' because they are the future of India and they should respect and love their country; by doing this the love for the nation will increase among them," Shah said.
Shah said, "We can only give them a suggestion regarding this, after this how much they follow it, depends on them. I think this is a nationalist approach so they might consider it."
"And if they don't listen, we would drop the media on them," Shah said.