Our education system is a troubled body. Very often, the knowledge it gives through books is unjustified. As books are like the Bible for a child, they must not contain vague information that can falsely educate them.
The safety of animals is an ignored matter in our country. This is because issues like animal welfare are not given prime importance in our textbooks. More often than not, animals are treated shamelessly.
Where does the problem lie?
Farhan Akhtar, who has been quite vocal about the alarming issues in our country, pointed out a blunder in a Class IV science textbook. The book explains a bizarre experiment to differentiate between a living thing and a non-living thing, where a kitten eventually dies in the end.
This. Is. Just. Unbelievable.
From a Class IV textbook on Environmental Studies. Anyone responsible for this reaching the kids desks? pic.twitter.com/NJ2FWkwO0O
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 9, 2017
The full text of the experiment:
Soon after this tweet, Twitter thrashed the education system:
@FarOutAkhtar This is absurd. Literally teaching kids how to kill a kitten.
— Sara Naveed (@SaraNaveed) February 9, 2017
@FarOutAkhtar errr 😲 mujhe toh lagta hai, yeh the mantally the sick ho chuke hai!
— Ritu Ailani (@RituAilani) February 9, 2017
— Sidhi Gawas (@gawas_sidhi) February 9, 2017
Someone pointed out the book:
@atulkasbekar it’s a class 4 ES book, CBSE!
— Sachin Bangera (@Sachbang) February 9, 2017
But, fortunately, a Twitter handle has conveyed this issue to Maneka Gandhi and we wish this experiment gets excluded immediately:
Friend has already reached out to Maneka Gandhi pic.twitter.com/RL1zkdCgHM
— Lola Kuttiamma (@Priya_Menon) February 2, 2017