The United Kingdom’s Department of Education has added Bollywood song ‘Munni Badnaam Hui’ in Model Music Curriculum, in England’s schools.
A panel of 15 music education specialists, teachers, education leaders and musicians from across the UK added different Bollywood songs including ‘Munni Badnaam hui”.
According to UK’s Department of Education, young people should be given the opportunity to listen to and learn about music through the ages and across cultures.
The School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said, “After the most difficult of years, it’s time for a musical renaissance across England’s schools and I hope this will inspire a new generation of musicians,”
Moreover, Kishori Amonkar’s ‘Saheli Re’, Anoushka Shankar’s ‘Indian Summer’, A R Rahman’s ‘Jai Ho’ are also among the Indian musical references included in the DfE guidance for schools.