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No move to change NCERT textbooks: HRD Ministry

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The government dismissed talks about any move to change NCERT textbooks, particularly on history. The human resource development ministry informed the Lok Sabha that there is no proposal to study the history textbooks for taking "corrective measures".

The ministry said, "Aryan culture and Vedic age are adequately reflected in the syllabus and textbooks taught in CBSE-affiliated schools."

No move to change NCERT textbooks: HRD Ministry

In a written reply, Upendra Kushwaha, minister of state for HRD, said, "The textbooks of history of class VI, published by NCERT, in chapter 5 and chapter 6 reflect Aryan culture and Vedic age suiting the age group." He also said CBSE is offering an elective course called "Knowledge Traditions and Practices of India" since 2012-13 in classes XI-XII.

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Kushwaha said this course is based on the intellectual achievements of Indian thought that are found across several fields of study in ancient Indian texts ranging from the Vedas and the Upanishads to a whole range of scriptural, philosophical, scientific, technical and artistic sources.

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