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MHRD asks IITs and central varsities to host patriotic rock shows

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The Ministry of Human Resource Development has asked IITs and other central universities to host patriotic concerts.

The Central Government, under the programme – Yeh India ka time hai, has identified certain bands which will visit certain campuses across the country and perform on patriotic numbers, especially from Bollywood.

“A private entertainment firm has been taken on board which has identified around a dozen rock bands. The shows will be planned in various institutions over the next month,” a senior official said.

In order to celebrate 70 years of India’s Independence and 75 years of the “Quit India Movement”, the programme has been organised by the government this year. The Government also instructed all the universities and higher educational institutions to take its students on visits freedom fighters’ and martyrs memorials and residences.

The universities and schools also organised an oath taking ceremony where students, teachers and non-teaching staff took a pledge to make the country a “terrorism-free, caste-free,corruption-free, uncleanness-free and poverty-free society”.

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