Saffronisation of textbooks: School bundh on Feb 28

Saffronisation of textbooks: School bundh on Feb 28

Protesting against saffronisation of textbooks, ‘Shikshana Komuvadikarana Virodhi Vedike’ will lay siege to the Department of State Education Research and Training  office on February 23. It has also called for a State-wide school and college bundh on February 28. 

The association comprising representatives of Student Federation of India (SFI), Democratic Youth Federation of India, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, Dalits Students Federation, All India Youth Federation and other organisations have demanded that the school textbooks be stopped from going to print. 

New committee

The members also demanded that a new committee, including Jnanpith awardees, reputed authors and intellectuals, be constituted to compile textbooks for students. 

The class V textbook introduces as many as 168 popular personalities to children. They are cramming information into students’ minds. What is the point in revising the syllabi?, asked Ananth Naik N, SFI State president. 

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