Indian Nursery Text Book Says 'B' for 'Bomb'

By SiliconIndia   |   Monday, 30 April 2012, 11:17 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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Bangalore: It is no longer A for apple and B for ball. In text books being used for nursery class children studying under UP Board and CBSE, “B” is for bomb and “CH” is for Chaku.



This language of violence is being taught to children in a book on Hindi language alphabets, titled ‘Aalok Shabd’. The book is prescribed in quite a few schools in the state.



While in another moral education book meant for Class 8, titled New Way Bloom, the Indian tricolor is shown in an inverted position in five places with green on top and saffron at the bottom. Published by Gurukul Publications, New Delhi, as part of the life skills syllabus, it was intended to teach young kids patriotism but seems to have turned things upside down.



The books have left parents fretting and education authorities scurrying for cover. Many parents raised protests over contents of these books with school authorities and the publishers have at last decided to withdraw the books from the market.



Rav Authar Dixit, president of the Parents-Student Welfare Association of Gurukul Academy in Uttar Pradesh, said that the national education board was investigating how such a book was cleared for private nursery schools.



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