Rajasthan, NEWS REPORT – Jawaharlal Nehru removed from 8th syllabus in Rajasthan
After a CURRICULUM RE-STRUCTURING” by the State Institute Of Education Research And Training based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, henceforth class 8th students will no longer learn that Jawaharlal Nehru was India’s first Prime Minister.
Extremely disturbed by the Congress ascent since decades, has been misusing power and was altering the historical facts in the school syllabus to bring it in line with the party’s.
All these years Congress Party’s monopoly over India’s modern history in which members of the Nehru-Gandhi family are excessively glorified, have been re-structured now, said a top official on promise of anonymity.
” Sachin Pilot, the Congress Party’s president in Rajasthan, told a national newspaper, that the new structured Social Studies textbook mentions Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and revolutionary Hemu Kalani, but other Congress freedom fighters are not mentioned in the textbook. “This is taking saffronisation to the next level, he cried.
On the contrary BJP leaders describe it as the need for young Indians to take pride in their own culture and heritage. Expunging global leaders as well as foreign poets and thinkers from textbooks is part of State Education Minister Vasudev Devnani, agenda of “local to global.”
Earlier too in this year, the BJP government’s remarkable move is by removing the works of agelong Western poets such as John Keats, Thomas Hardy, S. Eliot, Edward Lear and Wil’liam Blake, and replaced them with lesser known writers with a more regional flavour. The new poems include My First Visit To The Bank, The Brave Lady of Rajasthan, Chittor, Sangita The Brave Girl and The Glory of Rajasthan. Is’nt it praiseworthy, asked one sr BJP leader.
Feigning ignorance of the omission on Nehru, Devnani said that “The government and I have nothing to do with it as it was decided by an “autonomous body, the government does not interfere in it at all”.
I do not suggest students till the 8th grade to learn about the world. What they know about our own culture? They should first learn about Rajasthan, then about India and in higher classes they can learn about the world,” he added.