To ensure that ‘no one like Kanhaiya Kumar is born’, Rajasthan education minister has decided to make changes in school curriculum.
Vasudev Devnani, Minister of State for Education (primary and secondary), said:
“To inculcate the feeling of patriotism in students, major changes are being made in the curriculum.”
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students’ union leader Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested on sedition charges over a controversial event in the campus. He was released on bail later.
Also, the government universities have been asked to hoist the national flag.
“In view of the recent JNU incident, government universities have been asked to hoist the national flag so as to inculcate patriotism in students,” State Higher Education Minister Kali Charan Saraf said.
Earlier this week, Devnani said the life stories of Indian saints will be added in the new syllabus.
“Figures like Hemu Kalani, Maharaja Dahrsen, Saint Kanwar Ram and Swami Tauram have been added so that students can know about them,” he added.
Also, works by John Keats, Thomas Hardy, William Blake, T S Eliot and Edward Lear have been removed from the revised Class VIII English textbooks.