The Supreme Court’s (SC) order to all Indian people to sing the national anthem before the start of a movie at all cinema halls in the country has not gone well with some of the Indian fans, but Indian Women Hockey team captain Vandana Kataria is very happy with the directive.
So, when a movie hall didn’t play the national anthem before the start of a movie he protested in Hardwar. Vandana had gone to watch ‘Dear Zindagi’ with her family in a Cineplex in one of the malls in the city.
The proud captain returned home after a hockey Test series Down on Wednesday and had gone to watch newly released ‘Dear Zindegi’. But Vandana was annoyed when she saw that the hall authority didn’t obey the apex court directive.
She went and enquired with the head of the Cineplex Sanjeev Kumar who said that they have not yet received any written letter from the Supreme Court. Vandana got angry with the answer, she gave him a piece of her mind, saying one doesn’t need to wait for a written latter from SC to respect the national anthem and national flag.
Vandana went on to say that if we can’t pay respect to our national anthem, we don’t deserve to be called Indians. She obviously left the theater without watching the movie.
As a senior member of the senior national women hockey team, Vandana is naturally used to standing when the anthem is played before the start of international fixtures and has set a high standard for other players on respecting the national anthem of all countries.