Staff Reporter

State Government's instruction to all educational institutions

MADURAI: The State Government has instructed educational institutions to join the chorus singing of `Vande Mataram' at 11.a.m. on September 7.

A communication was issued to Education Department authorities in districts on Wednesday, directing students of schools, colleges and educational institutions to join the nation-wide singing of Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's song.

The national song would be sung simultaneously as a fitting finale to the commemoration of its centenary.

Officials in the School Education Department here said that instructions were received from Chennai after Chief Minister Karunanidhi looked into the issue and directed the authorities to involve the students in singing it.