The new generation of the country will now get to read the correct and factual history. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Education has taken an important step. Under this, the history being taught in schools will be corrected. All such misleading and un-historical facts will be removed from it which misrepresents the image of the great personalities of the country. Along with this, the periods of history taught in schools will be included afresh.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of Education has taken this step at a time when the work of revamping the school curriculum is going on under the National Policy on Education. The committee is of the view that whatever things are taught in the syllabus, they should be completely factual and not one-sided. The committee has sought suggestions from academicians and students across the country by July 15, 2021.
The committee says that the history being taught in schools at present contains a lot of misleading and un-historical facts. Therefore, they need to be identified and removed. Otherwise the new generation will continue to read the wrong history even further. The special thing is that the current chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee attached to the Ministry of Education is senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha member Dr. Vinay Sahatrabuddhe. Recently, this committee headed by him has also suggested the installation of television in gram panchayats to educate the children.
Along with this, the committee has also raised questions about the period of history taught in schools. Also said that at present, the history being taught in the school curriculum, medieval history is being taught more, in which the history of Mughal and other invaders is being taught. At the same time, the share of ancient and modern history is less. Therefore, all periods should be taught equally. Let us tell you that questions often arise about these misleading and non-historical facts included in history.
The focus is on these important points
Removal of references to non-historical and misleading facts about national heroes from textbooks.
To ensure equal or proportionate reference for all periods of Indian history.
- Throwing light on the role of rulers and great historical women heroes like Gargi, Maitreyi, Rani Lakshmibai of Jhansi, Rani Channamma, Chand Bibi, Jhalkari Bai etc.