Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to develop course materials that can sensitize students and make them aware of the heritage and culture of northeastern states of India. It is required to create awareness about the states among the general mainstream masses of India and this should be done from the school level only.
This awareness initiative is taken up as per the recommendations of Bezbaruah committee, which was constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs in order to take a deeper look into the lives of the people living in the northeast part of the country and find out what could be done for the improvement of life over there. The CBSE has also decided to take in 25% questions on these states in the CBSE heritage quiz.
Along with the awareness programme through educational and curriculum changes there would be a filmmaking competition as well which would cover various topics like festivals, tourism, crafts and flora and fauna of the region. In order to benefit the students in Sikkim the board has also decided to introduce four new languages namely, Rai, Gurung, Tamang and Sherpa.
In the recent past there were incidents where people from northeast were attacked in various regions of India and thus it became very important for the government to intervene in the matter and think for the betterment of the region and do things that could restore peace, and create awareness about the region, among the rest of the people in the nation.