IIT-Kharagpur director Partha Pratim Chakrabarty stressed the need to rewrite text books so as to impart a deep knowledge of science, technology and society.
Punjab government has initiated a probe into the distribution of text books containing allegedly vulgar and irrelevant content in government schools.
In an effort to impart quality education to the marginalised, the Punjab government on Sunday said it would spend Rs 30 crore to provide free text books to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students in the state.
The HRD Ministry is understood to
have asked state governments and education boards to make text
books more age-equivalent and simple in keeping with the
spirit of Right to Education Act.
Ramendra Kumar is a prolific children`s writer whose stories on the Jagannath cult in Orissa have found place not only in CBSE textbooks, but also textbooks in Norway and Japan.
HRD Minister Kapil Sibal Saturday
harped on children exploring their potential in areas of their
choice and said they should not be bogged down by text books.
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