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NCERT ready to include chapter on 10th Sikh Guru’s Sahibzadas

This was communicated to Delhi MLA and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa by NCERT.

punjab Updated: Dec 23, 2017 09:45 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
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The NCERT director appreciated DSGMC general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa’s concern regarding inclusion of a chapter on ‘Char Sahibzade’ for their unparallel valour and supreme sacrifice. (YouTube grab/Representative image )

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has agreed to consider inclusion of a chapter on ‘Char Sahibzade’ (four sons) of tenth Sikh Master Guru Gobind Singh in its syllabi from next year.

This was communicated to Delhi MLA and Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) general secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa by NCERT, according to a press release.

Sirsa had raised the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to issue directions in this regard.

In a communication to Sirsa, NCERT secretary Major Harsh Kumar said that the NCERT director has appreciated Sirsa’a concern regarding inclusion of a chapter on ‘Char Sahibzade’ for their unparallel valour and supreme sacrifice.

He said the new policy of education is in progress which will give direction for development of national curriculum framework, syllabi and curricular material for schools and Sirsa’s proposal will be placed before the expert committee/text book development committee for its inclusion in the syllabi of social science in general and history in particular.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 09:45 IST