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Revised textbooks get KCR nod

Revised textbooks get KCR nod
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Revised textbooks get KCR’s nod.After much delay, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has finally given nod to the proposed changes in the...

The CM is understood to have made some more modifications

Hyderabad: After much delay, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao has finally given nod to the proposed changes in the Telugu and Social Studies school textbooks on Thursday. The Chief Minister, who went through the draft submitted by the subject-wise committee, has directed the Department of School Education to incorporate various changes pertaining to the events that took place during Telangana movement from 1969 to 2014 (till his appointment as the Chief Minister) and a topic on Nizams’ rule in the textbooks.

These aspects were not there in the draft proposal. “The Chief Minister has cleared the textbooks. Printing and distribution of the textbooks is now to be done,” an official of Education department said. In the wake of formation of new State of Telangana, the government had appointed subject-wise committee to revamp syllabus of Telugu and Social Studies. A senior official of State Council of Educational Research and Training said the committee had changed 60 per cent of the curriculum in Telugu and some lessons in the social studies textbooks.

“The changes will be in the textbooks of classes I-X in Telugu and classes VI to X in Social Studies. The State formation has been incorporated in the history syllabus of class X,” an official informed. The new Telugu textbooks will have biographies of eminent personalities from Telangana, the State’s culture, tradition, folk songs and poems. “Life history of leaders like Chityala Ailamma and Ravi Narayana Reddy have got place in the text books,” an official of SCERT said.

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