Bhubaneswar: Students of all State-run schools in Bhubaneswar will have to pray twice a day as a new rule has been framed to make the children more disciplined.
As per the decision by the School and Mass Education Department, two-time prayer classes will be compulsory for the students in primary, upper primary and high schools in the state capital from today.
With this, the students will pray before commencement of classes and at the end of school hours at 4.00 pm.
“Earlier, the process was being followed in a few schools. The initiative for conducting two-time prayer a day has been implemented in all government schools in Bhubaneswar with aim to make students more disciplined. Later, all schools in the State will be asked to follow the rule,” said School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.