Chandigarh: Ebook controversy a political stunt, says oversight committee


FOUR MEMBERS of an oversight committee, constituted to evaluate the Class 12 historical past e book of Punjab Faculty Training Board (PSEB), Thursday termed the “controversy”, raised by Shiromani Akali Dal, a “political stunt”.

“The work of reviewing the historical past e book is on, however some persons are attempting to make an argument by distorting the info,” stated Dr Kirpal Singh, one of many 4 committee members who held a press meet on the PSEB headquarters on Thursday.

Throughout the press convention by the 4 members, together with Dr J S Grewal, Dr Prithipal Singh Kapoor and Dr Indu Banga, they stated that they didn’t have any affiliation to any political occasion.

The oversight committee members stated that that they had already really useful that new historical past books shouldn’t be launched for the tutorial session of 2018-2019. In its first assembly, the oversight committee had really useful that the outdated historical past books needs to be taught through the present educational session,” Dr Kirpal stated.

Clarifying the problem that the phrase ‘Jyoti Jot’ was used as a substitute of ‘Shaheed’ for ninth Sikh Guru, Teg Bahadur, the committee members stated that the phrase was utilized by many Sikh historians.

The committee stated that eminent Sikh poet Bhai Gurdas additionally used ‘Jyoyi Jot’ for the Sikh gurus. Dr Prithipal stated that there have been some technical errors through the translation and the work to rectify these was on. “All of the committee members are identified historians and masters of their discipline,” he stated. Dr J S Grewal stated that when the e book was reviewed, two Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee members have been additionally current and all of the adjustments have been made with their consent.


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