Music bands

Soon, patriotic music groups will perform at IITs and other central universities across India.


Branches of the Indian Institute of Technology and other central universities will soon host “patriotic” music groups, under the new program of the Ministry of Human Resources Development “Yeh India Ka Time Hai”. The government has identified a few groups that will visit campuses and perform patriotic songs, especially Bollywood acts, at college shows, PTI reported.

The events will aim to celebrate 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India movement. They will be scheduled next month.

“A private entertainment company has been hired,” an unidentified official told PTI. “He identified a dozen rock groups.

This is not the first such attempt by the government. On August 8, the University Scholarships Commission asked educational institutions to take students to martyrs’ homes and freedom fighters memorials in the days leading up to Independence Day.

In May, Minister of Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar had announcement that colleges and universities across the country will build a wall measuring 15ft x 20ft, on which images of the 21 soldiers who received the Param Vir Chakra – India’s highest military decoration – will be painted.

As of 2016, 42 central universities hoisted the national flag on their campuses, all with the aim of instilling a patriotic fervor in the next generation.


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