Making people sing Vande Mataram at schools and colleges is instilling patriotism into the youth, but the truth is, forcefulness does not really work well. If we want to inculcate this feeling among them, it will happen when the youth is made aware of the country’s achievements and potential. Today’s youth needs to know how the Indus Valley had excellent town planning and drainage system well ahead of any of its contemporaries, how in the 1936 Olympics the Indian team scored 38 goals in the Men’s Field Hockey, but only one goal was scored against them, how ISRO’s Chandrayaan-1 gathered evidence, discovering the presence of water on moon. It is such facts that would make one believe in one’s country and feel proud of what it is. Making them sing the National Song out of compulsion might not really serve the purpose.