Concerned that existing textbooks do not celebrate heroes, the NCERT decided to publish a series called ‘Veergatha’. The relevant decision was adopted at the 52nd session of the General meeting of the NCERT on Tuesday.
At the meeting, chaired by HRD Minister Smriti Irani, was attended by state Ministers of education in addition to eminent academicians.
Irani said the NCERT should compile a book in consultation with the Ministry of defence about the individuals who gave their lives for the cause of the people.
Special attention will be paid to women for success and freedom fighters in the book. Irani also urged members and all interested parties to give their suggestions on a new policy in the field of education and asked the NCERT extensive consultations and discussions on the NEP and training programs with States on street level. This exercise will be completed by August and the report will be submitted by September 2015.