A campaign has begun for all Bolton schools to fly the Union flag permanently and pupils to sing the national anthem daily in assembly.
Bolton Council will vote on the proposal at a meeting tonight. Cllr Mudasir Dean proposed the motion to encourage children appreciate British history and heritage.
He told the Bolton News: “My grandfather came to Bolton in the 1920s from India. He lived here all his life and he was the first Asian to settle in Bolton — he was a true English gentleman and a true Boltonian.
“Throughout my teens and growing up in Bolton, I’ve seen less and less of the union flag. It’s been hijacked by the far right and it’s time we take that symbol back into mainstream British, Bolton life.