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NCERT Textbooks to Include Northeast History and Culture

Feb 20, 2014 11:22 IST

    The Centre has approved to include geography, history, tradition and culture of the indigenous people of the northeastern states in National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks, said the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Nabam Tuki.

    AP CM, Nabam Tuki met the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to talk about the recent attacks that held in Delhi, on the people belonging to northeastern states. After a long consideration, the PM has agreed on covering information about the northeast states in the NCERT text-books, informed Tuki on 18 February.

    He described further that NCERT textbooks will now cover the geographical location, history of the northeast as well as the tradition and culture of the people belonging to the seven northeastern states, which border China, Myanmar, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

    Being concerned over the frequent attacks on the northeastern people in the country’s capital Delhi and also regarding their harassment, the Arunachal Pradesh chief minister has also asked the people from Delhi to visit the northeastern states to learn more about the region, geography, history and culture of the people.

    The CM added that racist attacks on our people in metropolitan cities all over India because of discrimination and deficient knowledge about the people from northeastern states.

    He further spoke on the same problem, highlighting The Nido Tania incident as not the first case.  Many dead bodies have been brought back to the respective northeast region and such racist attacks must be stopped which can be done only if the people of other cities have more knowledge about the northeastern region, told Tuki.

    Tuki referred about Tania who got beaten up by shopkeepers of south Delhi on 29 January, following a quarrel over his appearance and clothing. Due to this, he died on the following day of this incident.

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