Changing history, Ram kidnapped Sita says Gujarati School book

Changing the Ancient History of India, Gujarat’s education ranked at 9th position as compared to other states in India and ranked 20th among 21 states when compared in education for the girls, is now teaching in its text books that it was not Ravana who abducted Sita but it was Ram himself.

Changing history, Ram kidnapped Sita says Gujarati School book

Changing the Ancient History of India, Gujarat's education ranked at 9th position as compared to other states in India and ranked 20th among 21 states when compared in education for the girls, is now teaching in its text books that it was not Ravana who abducted Sita but it was Ram himself.

The sorry state of the educational standards in the state is quite evident as for most of the office/clerical work related to business, banking, teaching jobs etc the organizations have to depend on the migrated workforce from other parts of the country who are more educated and their standard of education too is far better than that imparted in Gujarat.

This massive mistake has been done not in a primary level school book but in class 12th Sanskrit text book page number 106 for the students who will be appearing for their board exams next year.

While the Sanskrit book for the English medium students has this massive blooper, the information and spellings in the book 'Raghuvansham' for the Gujarati medium students stands better as there are no such mistakes there.

The para says:"There is a very heart touching description of the message conveyed by Laxman to Ram when Sita was abducted by Rama (Sic)

This is just not the only mistake the book or the particular page has.There are several other spelling mistakes in the entire page making it almost impossible for the students to get the correct information or spelling without any support of the teachers.

Narada News contacted the executive president of the Gujarat State Board of School text books Dr Nitin Pethani. While admitting the fault he said that severe action is being taken against the two proof readers and they would be black listed immediately.

" Apart from blacklisting the proof readers, we would also see to it it that such mistakes does not happen in future. We have also taken care of the online segment and put up a notice on our official website", says Dr. Pethani said.

Last year in 2017, class 9th Hindi language textbook published by the Gujarat board mistakenly used the word 'haivaan' (devil) before Jesus Christ instead of the intended word 'bhagwan' (God) in a chapter, triggering protests from the Christian community that demanded withdrawal of the book.

There was huge uproar amongst the Christian community in the country as steps were taken in this regard by the Gujarat Board.