The Punjab Faculty Schooling Board has banned three books for allegedly distorting information associated to Sikh historical past, officers stated.
Punjab Schooling Minister Gurmeet Singh Meet Hayer on Sunday stated motion will probably be taken towards writers and publishers for allegedly distorting information associated to Sikh historical past within the books.
“Sikh historical past is invaluable to all of us and future generations. Flawed information associated to Sikh historical past had been offered in the ‘Historical past of Punjab’ e book of Class 12. On the instructions of chief minister @BhagwantMann, orders have been issued to take motion towards writers/publishers and ban using books,” he tweeted.
The minister stated the primary goal of the federal government is to supply good training to college students and likewise to make them conscious of the historical past of Gurus, the Sikh world and Punjab.
The books which have been banned are ‘Fashionable ABC of historical past of Punjab’, written by Manjit Singh Sodhi; ‘Historical past of Punjab’, written by Mahinderpal Kaur; and ‘Historical past of Punjab’ by M S Mann, for sophistication 12.
These books have been printed by three completely different Jalandhar-based publishers.
The choice to ban these books was taken following a report by an inquiry committee.
The committee was shaped following a criticism by farmer chief Baldev Singh Sirsa, who had stated that these books contained some remarks which weren’t in accordance with Sikh historical past.
PSEB chairman Yograj Singh on Sunday confirmed that the three books have been banned for distortion of information.
The varsity training division principally accepted the contents of the inquiry report with the instructions that these books be banned on the market and never be taught in colleges within the state of Punjab, he stated.
The order of the state authorities has been conveyed to the Director, SCERT (State Council of Instructional Analysis and Coaching), and all district training officers for its compliance with fast impact, the official stated.
Yograj additional stated primarily based upon the findings of the inquiry report, numerous follow-up motion have been urged or directed by the federal government to repair duty of assorted officers or officers who had been on the helm of affairs at related time when these books had been allowed to be notified by the board.
Many organisations had earlier held protests exterior the Punjab Faculty Schooling Board (PSEB) workplace, demanding that these historical past books be banned for distorting information associated to Sikh historical past.
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