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Tripura to add CM articles on last state ruler to textbooks: The Tribune India

Agartala, October 18

The Tripura government will include some articles from the book written by Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on the last princely ruler Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur in the school curriculum, officials said on Monday.

“The department decided to add some of the pieces from the chief minister’s book on former ruler Bir Bikram, one of the architects of modern Tripura, into the school curriculum,” an education ministry official said. , who did not wish to be identified, said IANS.

On this decision, historian and writer Pannalal Roy said: “At the end of the 1,355-year reign by 184 rulers, on October 15, 1949, the former princely state of Tripura came under Indian government control after a merger agreement. was signed between Regent Maharani Kanchan Prabha Devi and the Governor General of India. Rabindranath Tagore had visited and stayed in Agartala more than seven times between 1899 and 1927 and the Nobel Laureate was supported by the leaders of Tripura in many ways. Roy, who wrote his first book on Maharaja Bir Bikram in 2005, said that the younger generation of Tripura and most of the people in India are unaware of the “contributions and performances of the ancient royal dynasty Tripura”. IANS

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