The last line of national anthem - Jana Gana Mana – was missing from GK books printed by the Madhya Pradesh Text Book Corporation, causing embarrassment to the state government.
The national anthem has 12 lines but only 11 lines were printed in the books for class 7 students.
The mistake was first spotted in Sehore district after Rajya Shiksha Kendra (RSK) sent a letter to the district programme coordinator directing him not to distribute the books.
“We have received a letter from RSK to stop the distribution of the books with printing mistake. We do not know if there is any other issue with the books,” said CB Tiwari, district programme coordinator, Sehore.
Sources from education department told HT that 7 lakh copies have already been printed with this mistake.
Notably, publication of books by the Madhya Pradesh Text Book Corporation for the current academic session has already been delayed by 5 months.