Chapter on Bhagat Singh not removed: Karnataka Handbook Association

Karnataka Textbook Society explained that the Bhagat Singh chapter has not been removed.


Amid allegations in some quarters that a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been omitted, the Karnataka Textbook Society on Tuesday made it clear that the chapter has not been removed, and the Class 10 Kannada textbook is currently in print.

Organizations such as All-India Democratic Students Organization (AIDSO) and All-India Save Education Committee (AISEC) claimed that a speech by RSS founder Keshav Baliram Hedgewar was included in the textbook while a lesson on Bhagat Singh was omitted.

“There are currently reports in the media that a lesson on Hedgewar in the Class 10 first language Kannada textbook was included by omitting a chapter on Bhagat Singh. The reality is that the chapter on Bhagat Singh was not omitted from textbooks. , “the society said in a statement.

It is hereby made clear that the revised first language Kannada textbook of class 10 is currently under pressure, it reads.

Note that the committee, chaired by Rohith Chakrathirtha, was set up to examine and review Social Sciences and Language Textbooks, the explanatory note reads, the Committee has Classes 6 to 10 Social Science Textbooks and Class 1 to 10 Kannada Language Textbooks. revise. .

Primary and secondary education minister BC Nagesh on Monday defended the inclusion of a speech by Hedgewar in a revised Kannada textbook.

He said that the textbook contained nothing about Hedgewar or RSS, but only his speech on what should be an inspiration to people, especially the youth, and that those who raised objections did not go through the textbook.

The organizations also claimed that works by renaissance literary figures such as AN Murthi Rao’s ‘Vyaghrageethe’, P Lankesh’s ‘Mruga Mattu Sundari’ and Sara Aboobacker’s ‘Yuddha’ were omitted from the textbook.

Commenting on the issue, President DK Shivakumar of the Karnataka Congress said: “Today they will remove Bhagat Singh, tomorrow they will remove Mahatma Gandhi.” “Let us never forget the sacrifices of those who freed us from colonialism,” he added.

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