The department of primary and secondary education have decided to rule out the dance performances on Bollywood and Sandalwood film songs during the school annual day functions.
This rule will be applicable from the next academic year to state government and private schools affiliated to the state board, according to Indian Express news report.
The filmy songs are not age appropriate and the officials have decided to ban performances of the filmi songs by small children in Bangalore.
“I feel it is a good decision. I do not want my 5 year old dancing for an item bollywood or Sandalwood number on the stage. I don’t mind if they learn and dance for a folk song or even dancing for a music would do,” says a parent of 5 year old child talking to News4children.
Officials planning to guide schools and instruct them to celebrate annual day reflecting history, culture and heritage of nation. It should be educational. Select folk, patriotic songs or drama, according to Indian Express report.
Source: Indian Express