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NCERT new books to have Bharat instead of India, proposal accepted unanimously: Panel Member

By LAWSTREET NEWS NETWORK      Oct 25, 2023      0 Comments
NCERT new books to have Bharat instead of India proposal accepted unanimously Panel Member

NCERT’s next set of books will have the name ‘Bharat’ instead of India and a proposal of the same has been unanimously accepted by committee, according to CI Isaac, one of the panel members.

However, the proposal has only been accepted by a smaller committee and is yet to get a final nod.

The proposal to make the changes was reportedly submitted months ago. It was motivated by the Centre's decision to print "Bharat" on invitations sent for the G20 dinner hosted by President Droupadi Murmu.

Later, the nameplate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Summit in New Delhi also read ‘Bharat’ instead of India.

Committee’s chairperson CI Issac said that it has also recommended highlighting “Hindu victories” in the textbooks. The committee has further recommended introducing ‘classical history’ instead of ‘ancient history’ in the textbooks.

Issac further said history will no longer be divided into ancient, medieval and modern as it was done by the British, which showed India in darkness, unaware of scientific progress and knowledge.

The committee has also recommended the introduction of the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) into the curriculum of all subjects.

“We have not accepted anything at the moment," Dinesh Prasad Saklani, Director of NCERT told News 18 while talking about the approval of the recommendations.

The Committee is one of the 25 committees that are working with NCERT at the central level to change the curriculum as per the National Education Policy 2020.


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