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NCERT panel recommends replacing India with Bharat in school textbooks

The committee for revising the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has suggested that ‘India’ should be called as ‘Bharat’ in all Social Science textbooks upto Class 12

NCERT panel recommends replacing India with Bharat in school textbooks
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The committee for revising the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has suggested that ‘India’ should be called as ‘Bharat’ in all Social Science textbooks upto Class 12.

This suggestion has been made by the 2022 Social Science committee, and “we are hoping it will be implemented from next academic year, but it all depends on NCERT,” the committee’s chairman Prof C.I. Issac told sources. Issac is a historian and Padma Shri awardee.

The Committee has also suggested replacing the ‘ancient history’ with ‘classical period of Indian history’. He also added that the Committee has agreed to add more about Indian Knowledge System in the curriculum to teach more about achievements, history and culture of the country.

The proposed change in NCERT books comes a little after the country witnessed a debate that began in September after the Union government used “President of Bharat” instead of “President of India” in the invites sent out for G20 dinner hosted.

Meanwhile, NCERT also initiated the final phase of developing new textbooks by establishing a 19-member committee responsible for aligning “school syllabus, textbooks, teaching and learning materials” with the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for Classes 3-12.

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