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Only standing during National Anthem not enough, film won’t start till everyone sings it hitting the right notes: Supreme Court

30, Nov 2016 By Sandeep Kadian

New Delhi: After ordering that National Anthem must be played before every film in a cinema hall, Supreme Court has now added that merely standing during the national anthem won’t be enough. The film won’t be played till each and every person present in the cinema hall doesn’t sing the National Anthem while hitting the right notes.

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Earlier, a Supreme Court bench had made the National Anthem compulsory before every movie screening while showing the national flag on screen. This was in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Shayam Narayan Chouksey seeking framing of guidelines on the playing of the National Anthem.

“Merely standing for the National Anthem will not infuse the right amount of patriotism among the citizens. They may start looking at it as something of a chore, karna hi padega type. We really want them to feel the words of the National Anthem; we want them to experience this beautiful poetry of Mr. Tagore. That won’t happen till everyone sings along with it. That is why we had to make it mandatory for everyone to sing”, a Supreme Court judge told Faking News.

“Now if everyone sings in different pitch, we won’t have a beautiful experience, we will just have noise. Therefore, it is important for everyone to sing it while hitting the right notes. Only then we will create the right atmosphere for patriotism to enter every person’s heart. It is the duty of every cinema hall owner to deploy a person who keeps repeating the National Anthem till the entire crowd is in sync. People can spend 10 hrs on an Ashutosh Gowariker film, they can surely spend half an hour on getting our national Anthem right”, he added.

Meanwhile, the government has announced that old 500 and 1000 Rs notes will now be acceptable at music classes if someone wants to learn how to sing National Anthem properly.