Telangana Village in Limelight For Singing National Anthem Every Morning For 100 Days
Telangana, Nov 22: At an age when there is a debate over if the Government can dictate one to stand up when the national anthem is being played inside cinemas, a small village in Telangana came under limelight for singing the national anthem in unison every morning at 8 am for the past 100 days. Located in the new state of Telangana, residents of the Jammikunta village have been assembling everyday and salute as the anthem is played on loudspeakers as facilitated by the local police.
On Wednesday, the villagers specially celebrated in the morning as it marked 100 days of singing the national anthem in this manner. Reportedly, a festive environment prevailed today in the village, as residents shared cakes and sweets.
The ritualistic manner in which patriotism is observed here was reportedly first started by Pingili Prashant Reddy, the Circle Inspector of Jammikunta Police Station, on the eve of Independence Day 2017. Speaking to ZEE News, Reddy said that he has observed how the love for National Anthem is getting stronger with each passing day in Jammikunta village.
“Believe me, I am overwhelmed every day when people of Jammikunta come together every day at 8 am for the 52-seconds National Anthem,” said Reddy. “Irrespective of religion, caste, political affiliations all of them come together every morning and in fact it was one of my endeavors to inculcate the spirit of togetherness and oneness among the villagers,” he added.
As per reports, the villagers helped the local police in installing public address system, loudspeakers along with CC Cameras. It also claimed that the crime rate ratio has drastically come down following the measure.
“Everyone knows everyone in our village but meeting them every day during National Anthem is making our bonds more stronger. We get at least some time to share our thoughts, well being,” said Dr.Rajashekaram, a physician in the village told Zee News.
Locals also reportedly claimed that singing the National Anthem has improved their lifestyle. “There is a good reason to get up early in the morning, start our day early at 8 am. I like coming to police station every day at 7.30 am and set up address system. It is giving me immense satisfaction,” Mohammad Pasha, a constable at the local police station, said.
Expressing great pride, Mohammed Jani, a student who supports his education by riding an autorickshaw questioned, “Can’t we stand for 52 seconds for the pride of our nation?”