Rajasthan board silent on Nehru, Godse in class VII text books
Jaipur: The new Social Science textbook for Class VIII in schools of Rajasthan does not mention who India’s first Prime Minister was.
The information of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has been erased from the pages of history.
The books, however, are not yet available in the market but have been uploaded on the website of publisher Rajasthan Rajya Pathyapustak Mandal — http://www.rstbraj.in — the textbook features Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Veer Savarkar, Bhagat Singh, Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and revolutionary Hemu Kalani but is silent on Nehru and other Congress freedom fighters, reports Indian Express.
Silent on Nathuram Hodse:
- There is no mention of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination by Nathuram Godse in the book as well.
Congress freedom fighters skipped:
In the new chapter on National Movement, there is no mention of Nehru, Sarojini Naidu, Madan Mohan Malviya or other freedom fighters. The chapter on post-independence India is again silent on Nehru. It mentions Rajendra Prasad as the first president and describes in detail the contribution of Sardar Patel to the unification of India.
What School Education minister say?
School Education Minister Vasudev Devnani said “The government has nothing to do with it and he is yet to see the books. The syllabus is created by an autonomous body and the government does not interfere in it at all.”