To eradicate "cultural alienation", Rajasthan has decided to introduce a new syllabus for Classes 1 to 12 in government schools for the next academic session, with a greater focus on lives of country's 'Mahapurush' and history of the state.
According to a report in Press Trust of India (PTI), Minister of State for Education, Vasudev Devnanai said, ''The state government has planned to introduce a new school syllabus which would include stories of various 'Mahapurush' (great leaders), moral science, country's latest scientific development, ethos and history of Rajasthan.'' He further added that a high-level State Institute of Educational Research and Training (SIERT) is going to change the syllabus for Classes 1 to 8 and another committee set by Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education (RBSE) for syllabus reforms will make the amendments for Classes 9 to 12. The students must learn about 'Mahapurush' like Maharana Pratap and take lessons from their lives, the Minister said. He added that the committee would stress that for Classes 1 to 5, there should be 75 per cent chapters from Rajasthan and 25 per cent chapters from national importance.