Modi does not want to be part of school syllabus; Modi has opposed a proposed move by some states ruled by his BJP to include a chapter on his life and struggles in school textbooks

Modi does not want to be part of school syllabus

Monday, June 2, 2014 – 09:37

Ng Si Hooi

G. Surach and A. Raman

The Star/Asia News Network

India’s newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opposed a proposed move by some states ruled by his Bharatiya Janata Party to include a chapter on his life and struggles in school textbooks.

The leader, reported Makkal Osai, firmly believed that the life stories of living individuals should not be included in the school syllabus.

Modi tweeted: “India has a rich history of several stalwarts who made India what it is today. Young minds should read about these greats and emulate them.”

The education department of Gujarat, the western state of which Modi was chief minister before he became prime minister, recently announced that it was planning to educate schoolchildren about Modi’s rise from selling tea as a child to the top of political office.

 

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