Sunday, March 17, 2013

Life and Work of Srimanta Sankaradeva to be part of NCERT Curriculum

Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva (website) had made a formal written demand to the NCERT for inclusion of chapters on the life and works of the 16th century socio-religious reformer and litterateur of Assam, Srimanta Sankaradeva in the NCERT curriculum for all classes.

Letter to the Director of NCERT
In response to the demand, NCERT has assured to include the revered Gurujona's life and works in the school curriculum through a letter by NCERT Professor and Head of Department of Education in Languages, Professor Chandra Sadayat. Prof Sadayat is designated as a Public Relation Officer of NCERT.

Prof. Sadayat informed Dr. Borkakoti, President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva that NCERT will include Srimanta Sankaradeva in curriculum when the next revision is carried out. He further said that Srimanta Sankaradeva will be taught in the orientation programmes of teachers too.

Letter from the PRO of NCERT
Responding to a query from Telegraph about NCERT's favourable response to SSS, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has not minced words in praise of the great Gurujona. He dubbed Sankaradeva as a colossus and a visionary who changed the socio-economic fabric of the Assamese society. He said, it would be wrong to project the saint as a mere religious leader, as he was also a scholar, playwright, litterateur and a social-religious reformer. The level of creativity of the saint was very rare in the history of India and the world. More importantly, the essence of his creations focused on humanity and he spoke against human sacrifice, classicism and many other social evils. Even in the 15th century, he talked about women’s empowerment, de-centralization of power and universal brotherhood.

Few of the news clippings on the topic.

Economic Times




Assam Times

TDN Post

1 comment:

  1. Thank you Durlov for sharing the news in your blog.


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