The government of West Bengal has announced that it will recommend Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s initiative to achieve an independent India to the curriculum committee for inclusion in the school curriculum. It was launched by State Education Minister Bratya Basu on Monday, January 24, 2022. According to the available record, Netaji visited Singapore in 1943 where he fulfilled the dream of making India free from all foreign and independent domination. In Singapore, Netaji began his work of strengthening the Indian National Army to achieve this dream.
The recommendation was made after TMC spokesperson Kunal Ghosh’s statement on understanding the timeline related to Netaji’s visit to Singapore in 1943. “Yes, the government will recommend to the program committee to incorporate the events around Netaji in 1943,” Education Minister Bratya Basu told reporters.
West Bengal School Curriculum
According to the minister, the first step that will be implemented is to recognize Netaji Bose’s mission in Singapore as part of his Indian liberation movement. The West Bengal State Government has informed that the “Paray Sikshalay” – learning center project will be rolled out in every block from 7th February 2022. It will benefit 60 lakh students at pre-primary and primary levels.
“In the COVID situation, we realize that a large number of students in many schools, especially in rural areas, are deprived of classroom education, which hinders their growth. Our initiative will allow students to take lessons outdoors in their own locality. It has been praised by UNESCO”.
West Bengal schools closed due to COVID
Schools in West Bengal are closed as of now. The government has reviewed the situation regarding the reopening of schools. “We are concerned about the education of children, but at the same time the government is aware of the COVID-19 situation and cannot take any risks,” the education minister said.