Will Ramayana, Mahabharata become part of the new history curriculum?  Here’s what the NCERT panel has recommended

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Will Ramayana, Mahabharata become part of the new history curriculum? Here’s what the NCERT panel has recommended – Gudstory

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Indian epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata may soon find a place in history textbooks, a high-level panel of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has recommended. The Social Sciences Committee of NCERT, headed by Professor CI Isaac, has recommended various changes in the current curriculum, including dividing the history curriculum into four periods – classical, medieval, British and modern India and including some national heroes like Subhash Is included. Chandra Bose.

The high-level panel has also recommended the introduction of other highly respected books like textbooks related to Vedas and Ayurveda. The suggestions are part of the final position paper on social sciences, which will help in the development of new NCERT textbooks, and the proposal has not yet received final approval from NCERT, ANI reported.

Speaking to ANI about the recommended changes, NCERT panel chief Prof CI Issac said, “The panel has made recommendations to classify history into four periods: Classical period, Medieval period, British era and Modern India. Till now, there have been only three classifications of Indian history – ancient, medieval and modern India.”

“Under the classical period, we have recommended that the Indian epics – the Ramayana and the Mahabharata – be taught. We have recommended that students know who Rama was and what his purpose was. A little about the epic,”

Another recommendation of the panel included writing the Preamble of the Constitution in local languages ​​on the walls of all classrooms and giving more space to national heroes like Subhash Chandra Bose.

Issac said, “Students should know about Indian heroes and their struggles and victories to give them confidence… We have also suggested that the introduction should be written in local languages ​​on the walls of all classrooms.”

(With inputs from ANI)

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Updated: Nov 21, 2023, 12:26 PM IST

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