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State anthem should be avoided

Nitish Kumar should do away with any idea of state-anthem. Such an idea will give rise to divisive feeling of regionalism, and may prove dangerous at some time for integrity of the nation if not from Bihar but from some other part of the country.

IT REFERS to news about Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar having announced reward of rupees one lakh for composing a ‘state-anthem’ for Bihar. In larger perspective when a section of people even foresees in him a future Prime Minister of the nation, Nitish Kumar should do away with any idea of state-anthem. Such an idea will give rise to divisive feeling of regionalism, and may prove dangerous at some time for integrity of the nation if not from Bihar but from some other part of the country.

In case Nitish Kumar sticks to his idea, then Union government should take steps to prevent any such idea of ‘state-anthem’.