1. Wow! This town in Telangana sings national anthem every morning to prevent crime

Wow! This town in Telangana sings national anthem every morning to prevent crime

Their patriotic fervor turns the town to a silent mode and halts it completely for 52 seconds every morning.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: August 19, 2017 9:53 PM
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Their patriotic fervor turns the town to a silent mode and halts it completely for 52 seconds every morning. As hard as it may be to digest, at a small tow, Jammikunta in Telangana’s Karimnagar district, National Anthem is played every day in loudspeakers at the stroke of 7:54 am, according to a report by The Indian Express. The initiative was taken during the 71st Independence Day of India. The locals in a town have installed 16 loudspeakers at all important locations. As the national anthem, Jana Gana Mana..starts the town of 45,000 people comes to a stand still. From road transport buses, autos, motorists to children and people on the road everyone stands in a Shavdhan position during the national anthem.

This initiative has received a very positive response from the people. Police said even beggars stood up and passing truck drivers switched off their vehicles as the national anthem played, as per Hindustan Times. Pingili Prashant Reddy, the man behind this initiative, said, “it is to inculcate nationalist fervor.” Reddy, who is a police inspector by profession added, “there was no better occasion than Independence Day to start this initiative, which will be a permanent practice in the town from now on. I hope it spreads from here to others parts of the district, then the state, and finally the entire country,” according to HT.

Reddy said he is also experimenting to use the national anthem as a crime prevention measure. “I believe it can be a good crime prevention tool. If a person leaves home in the morning with the intention of committing a crime but on the way pauses for a minute while the national anthem is played, he would change his mind. His sense of responsibility towards the society would be awakened and he may resist from committing a crime. I think that horrific crimes like Nirbhaya rape which stigmatised the entire country can be prevented if we instill pride for country in people especially the youth,’’ he was quoted saying by The Indian Express. V B Kamalasan Reddy, Karimnagar Police Commissioner, said, “citizens voluntarily stop everywhere for the anthem. It is all voluntary, there is no police intervention,’’ as per IE.

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    Pravin
    Aug 21, 2017 at 6:30 am
    Great way to build unity n also patriotism .. since of pride makes person responsible brings down bad thoughts .. hats off to such initiative n should be made across state of Telangana as role model
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      Usha
      Aug 20, 2017 at 10:23 pm
      Mind blowing initiation .hats off
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        Chandra
        Aug 20, 2017 at 9:47 pm
        This is wonderful initiative 👍👏
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          Rajasekhar G
          Aug 20, 2017 at 9:36 pm
          A great initiative. The whole country should take inspiration from this.
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            John
            Aug 20, 2017 at 5:10 pm
            Commendable initiative but the typical Indian nature , selective Indian morality,complete lack of civic sense and expediency will always rule in the end . If we think imposition of patriotic favour can turn away an evil motive what early morning temple and church bells ringing , bhajans and Azaan calls from mosques couldn't do , we obviously don't know our own Indian selective convenient morality.
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              Mohan rao
              Aug 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm
              Wonderful every where this should be practised That 57 seconds create good atmosphere to show our love towards our nation forever
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                Mallikarjunam Yenamandra
                Aug 20, 2017 at 8:51 am
                Oh! Great. Every one has to appreciate and applaud this practice Congratulations to the citizens of Jammi a
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