Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Tuesday reminded educational institutions of the mandatory provision to get national anthems sung ahead of starting academic activities everyday expecting them to properly comply with the order.
"After assuming office in 2009, the present government issued an order making it compulsory to get the national anthem sung and national flag hoisted at every educational institution," he told an assembly at the premier Dhaka College to witness the compliance of the provision.
He added: "I hope every institution will follow the directive in appropriate manner."
Acting Education Secretary AS Mahmud, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education Director General Professor SM Wahiduzzaman and Dhaka College Principal Professor Moazzem Hossain Mollah were present on the occasion.
The minister called upon the students to practice the country's culture, heritage and take interest in the history to get rid of social curses like terrorism, militancy, drug addiction and eve teasing.
"Anti liberation forces never want our new generation to know the country's true history. The defeated forces of 1971 Liberation War even hatched plots to distort the history to misguide the young generation," Nahid said.
He urged authorities of educational institutions to arrange different extra academic activities coinciding with different national days including International Mother Langue Day, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's birthday, Independence Day, Pohela Boishakh, National Mourning Day and Victory Day to make the youths conscious about the country's history and culture.
He also called upon the guardians and teachers to instill the native culture and heritage into the minds of young generation to save them from the venomous bite of militancy and terrorism.