Jaipur: Rajasthan Education Ministry has courted a fresh controversy after it was reported that former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's historic 'Tryst with Destiny' speech, which was made on the midnight of August 15, 1947, has gone missing from the revised Class IX social science textbook taught across government schools here.
State Education Minister Vasudev Devnani had earlier claimed that portion on Nehru has only been revised and not completely omitted.
However, a ToI report claimed that the Rajasthan Education Department has clipped Nehru's pictures, illustrations and content to mere passing remarks.
The report claimed that a chapter penned by Nehru 'Bharat Mata' has been removed from the revised Class XI Hindi literature textbook.
Previously, the textbooks contained details about Nehru's contributions, which are now nowhere mentioned.
The minister's claim about Class VII Hindi textbook where Nehru's name was mentioned on page number 37, 91, and 177, could not also be verified.
The report also stated that minister's tall claim that Nehru's contribution to the freedom struggles is well covered in Class IX social science chapter titled 'National Revolution and Independence of India' holds no truth.