Following controversy, historical past books of Punjab board to be withdrawn : The Tribune India


Tribune Information Service

Chandigarh, June 9

A six-member oversight committee has beneficial changing controversial Punjab Faculty Schooling Board historical past textbooks for Class 11 and 12 from the following educational session.

The committee, instituted by Chief Minister captain Amarinder Singh, beneficial the change at its assembly on Friday after they agreed that details had been “distorted within the books, notably with using mistaken language”, and that your entire syllabus needed to be modified for the 2019-2020 educational session to appropriate the errors.

Nevertheless, there have been be no change within the syllabus for this yr’s session, and college students shall be requested to utilize outdated books out there printed by personal publishers.

Confirming the event, chairman of the committee, Prof Kirpal Singh, stated there have been severe reservation relating to discrepancies in content material of sure chapters. The committee members now meet on June 21 with particular inputs on the e-book.

The steered modifications shall be mentioned within the assembly and the modifications agreed upon shall be integrated within the new books.

Different members who attended the assembly within the PSEB Mohali workplace included Prof Indu Banga, Prof JS Grewal, Balwant Singh Dhillon, Prof Prithipal Singh Kapoor and Inderjeet Singh.

Committee members have proven severe reservations with the language within the chapters. With out giving particular particulars, a senior member of the committee stated, “We respect the efforts of the group that labored on the textbook launched earlier. Nevertheless, it’s not mistaken to say that sure items of primary data have been fiddled with. Use of acceptable language in describing personalities and non secular texts does want a severe research.”

All reviews compiled into the grasp file shall be submitted to the workplace of the Chief Minister.

The CM had fashioned the committee following the controversy about necessary chapters on the lives of the gurus being deleted from the brand new books.


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