From the session 2016-17, the students of 8th class in Rajasthan schools shall find no mention of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru, the first PM of India, in their text books of Social Sciences.
The state Edu. Board has decided to drop the references to the 1st PM from two chapters in the revised text book. The students will receive this information in the schools only affiliated to Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education ( Ajmer Board).
Nehru’s name has been replaced by Hemu Kalani, a Freedom movement leader. The other names that still exist are of Mahatma Gandhi, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Veer Sawarkar and Bhagat Singh. Nehru’s name is out from the two lessons – one on Freedom Movement and other on India after Independence.
It is also note-worthy that the revised Text books are not available in the market. But the Rajasthan State Text Board’ website shows this information. This board has the responsibility to publish books for the schools under the Rajasthan Education Board.
It is also important to know that the revision of a no of text books takes place under the curriculum restructuring by the Udaipur-based State Institute of Education Research and Training.
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The State Govt has said that the concerned department has published this news and it is the routine matter. Every year several text books get new review. They have undergone a tremendous changes if it is must. This is the part of Educational Procedure/ reformation
But the main Opposition of the state, the Congress has criticized the Ruling BJP. It has said that this is the part of petty politics . This Govt has touched a ” new low” by deleting the references to Nehru in the schools text books of 8th class.
Acc. to the sources, the Congress may also register its opposition to this move of the Govt very soon to the Governor.