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Greendale School District Pulls Hindu Song Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram From Holiday Concert After Parent Complains

Greendale School Raghu Pati Raghav Ram

First Posted: 12/13/11 12:13 PM ET Updated: 12/13/11 12:35 PM ET

Greendale Patch:

The Greendale School District removed a popular Hindu devotional song after a parent complained about religious lyrics in the song.

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram, which was going to be sung in the original language, was pulled from the yearly holiday concert at all the elementary levels. The song was made popular by Gandhi when he and his followers sang it during the Salt March to Dandi.

Anna Madden, a school district representative, said a parent or two complained and felt offended about a religious saying in the song.

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