Taapsee Pannu expresses her dissatisfaction with the decision of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to discard chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism from the political science curriculum of class XI owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Wah Wah. Is there an ‘official’ declaration of any sort I missed? Ya future mein ab iski zarurat nahi hai (Or, don’t we need thesse values in future)? If education is compromised with, there will be NO FUTURE!” she tweeted.
wah wah ???? is there an ‘official’ declaration of any sort I missed ? Ya future mein ab iski zarurat nahi hai ?
If education is compromised with, there will be NO FUTURE ! https://t.co/oJ0TfxWWvM
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) July 8, 2020
According to News18, many other netizens also shared their concerns regarding the same. Among them was West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Shocked to know that the central Government has dropped topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism and partisan in the name of reducing CBSE course during the Covid crisis,” Banerjee tweeted.
Shocked to know that the Central Govt has dropped topics like Citizenship, Federalism, Secularism & Partition in the name of reducing CBSE course during #COVIDCrisis.
We strongly object to this & appeal @HRDMinistry, GoI to ensure these vital lessons aren't curtailed at any cost. https://t.co/pkBaVI4VKM
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) July 8, 2020
“The chapters could have been reduced, or the syllabus for exam may be reduced. Removing things from textbook is a wrong step,” a user tweeted.
The changes have been decided to rationalise the syllabus up to 30 per cent by retaining the core concept, owing to the ongoing pandemic.