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« on: December 13, 2011, 01:33:45 PM »

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.

This year's holiday concert has a multicultural theme, Madden said. Other multicultural songs included are "Feliz Navidad," a Kwanza song, and the Hebrew song "Hava Nagila".

Madden also said that other school districts, such as Whitefish Bay, have cancelled holiday concerts all together because of the controversy behind them.
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 03:00:00 PM »

When I was in school, we had "Merry Christmas" signs and "Happy Hanukkah" signs, and there were no problems. We had a party, it was fun.

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