Tamil thai vaazhthu
Posted on Feb 01, 2022
By Mayur shukla
Published in News
Tamil Thai Vaazhthu
The Tamil Nadu government declared the Tamil Thai Vaazhthu penned by Manonmaniam Sundaranar, the state song of Tamil Nadu everyone except the Differently abled and pregnant women should the rise when the song is sung at educational institution government offices and public functions.
The announcement came days after justice G. R Swaminathan of the Madhurai Bench of the Madras high court observed that Tamil Thai Vaazhthu was a prayer song and not an them, and there was no state or executive order requiring attended to stand up when it was being sung. According to an official release, the song should compulserily be sung at the beginning of events organized by all education institution government offices public sector undertaking among other public organization. The song should be sung in 55 second in Mullaipaani Ragam ( Mohana Raagam) . At public function, the playing of the song with musical instruments recording is to be avoided and trained singers should sing it.
What does the law say??
Section 3 of the Prevention of Insult to National Honour act 1971, provides for a three year imprisonment or fine for " Whoever intentionally prevents the singing of the Indian National Anthem or causes disturbances to any assembly engaged in such singing.
Also, Article 51- A(a) of the Constitution makes it every citizen's duty to abide by the Constitution and respect it's ideals and institution national flag and the National anthem.
But neither of these provision expressly spell out the proper way to show such respect, nor do they talk about sitting or standing while the national anthem plays.
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