The Syllabus revision committee of West Bengal Schools is undergoing the discussions with the West Bengal’s department of education over obtaining the approval of adding detailed chapters on anti-apartheid idol Nelson Mandela and cricket Maestro Sachin Tendulkar, in state-run schools' core curriculum, informed the officials on 18 December.
Chairman of the West Bengal School Syllabus Revamp Committee, Aveek Majumdar told that an informal discussion was held between him and the Education Minister Bratya Basu to integrate chapters on the two remarkable and inspiring achievers, in the school syllabus.
The casual discussion of the prospect has taken place, however no formal proposal has been put forward so far. However, the minister informed of the idea in future to likely be materialized.
The chapters on the two luminaries can be introduced either in subject history or any of the two mandatory language papers - Bengali or English, informed the Majumdar.
Basu said while discussing that department will come to a conclusion after a formal proposal will be submitted for it.
Nelson Mandela was South Africa's first non-white president who took last breath on December 5 at the age of 95, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Whereas, Sachin Tendulkar got retired on 16 November after performing in his 200th Test match, held in Mumbai.
Currently, Nelson Mandela is referred as an anti-apartheid leader in the History syllabi of Classes X and XI. Whereas, Tendulkar’s is described only in the class V standard School books.
In the past, the syllabus revamp committee also added ex-cricketer of India, captain Sourav Ganguly as part of a project work in Bengali for Classes XI and XII.
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