New Delhi– Central Government has initiated a drive to correct the incorrect representation of Indian history in the textbooks. A Parliamentary Standing Committee has been formed for the same and the teachers and students and others interested in history were invited to submit their corrections by 30th June. However, due to the Covid-19 second wave, some experts were unable to give their corrections. Given this, the house panel has decided to extend the deadline for submitting the corrections to 15th July.
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Vinay Sahsastrabuddhe, President of the Committee and MP said, “The school textbooks in India must put the country first. The 1975 Emergency and Pokharan Nuclear Tests conducted in 1998 should also get duly represented in Indian education. A specific group of historians had given inappropriate references. The domination of such historians should be brought to an end”.