To Inspire Patriotism In Students, Defence Minister Asked To Add Indian Army Tales In Textbooks

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2:52 pm 8 May, 2016

As per a media report, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has received a proposal by Sahitya Academy award winning author Datta D Naik to add Indian army tales in textbooks.

Indian Army in Kashmir asian-defence-news

Indian Army in Kashmir asian-defence-news


In that proposal, Naik has asked for permission to allow a group of Sahitya Academy award winning writers from across India to spend time at the military bases and interview the armed personnel about their experiences (within the framework of secrecy constraints).

Naik has also suggested that these these interviews of army officers and soldiers written as stories, reportages, travelogues and novelettes are included in the school and college text books as part of the curriculum.

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For this he has sent a copy of his letter to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani as well as the President of the Sahitya Academy.

Indian army soldiers carry the coffin of Army Captain Tushar Mahajan in Udhampur's military station, on Feb. 22, 2016 indianexpress

Indian army soldiers carry the coffin of Army Captain Tushar Mahajan in Udhampur’s military station, on Feb. 22, 2016 indianexpress

The writer feels this will help inculcate patriotism and encourage youth to join the army. Naik said that there is very limited literature available on the armed forces.

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