After delivering the string of irrelevant statements in the past few days, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb is now all set to change the syllabus and study materials of school textbooks.
On Tuesday, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb said that a new syllabus and study materials would be introduced in schools of a state that will lay importance on Indian leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, former President Late APJ Abdul Kalam.
In his address at Tripura University’s Foundation Day and the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Tripura CM Biplab Deb stated that the syllabus of schools and colleges “seemed to have been prescribed by a political party” as the students are majorly taught about former USSR president Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Ilych Lenin.
“It is very tough to see Indian history in textbooks these days. All that they have are Stalin, Lenin and the Russian Revolution. Our government is working to introduce NCERT syllabus in school textbooks from the next academic year”, the Tripura CM added.
Earlier in the month of June this year, Education Minister of Tripura Ratan Lal Nath had said that the state remained way behind in terms of education. He further added that the BJP-IPFT government would introduce NCERT syllabus from Class I to 8 in the current academic year to amend the situation.
Meanwhile, in the same month, former Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy had said that history books in Tripura had “distortions” and claimed that some history was suppressed in those books.