Awareness about the North Eastern states of India through school textbooks

Awareness about the North Eastern states of India through school textbooks

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Nabaneeta Misra started this petition to Ministry of Education and

 In this era of technological advancement, when all kinds of information are available at our fingertips, it is really heart-rendering to see many of our fellow countrymen having so many misconceptions about North-East India. Yes! Many have been to the North-East as tourists but it is far more than just a tourist destination. 

People from the North-East have been facing racial abuse for years. The recent case of a YouTuber maligning a state from the region and its people is yet another attack on their existence and their commitment towards our Mother land. Such individuals remain ignorant about this part of the country only because they were not taught anything about North East India in their school textbooks during their formative years

We also have numerous videos on social media wherein people in some cities were asked about the states of North East India and you guessed it right – the replies were appalling. No wonder there have been extreme cases of racial abuse to many people from the North East in other cities that have led to very unfortunate incidents.

Enough is enough! Time to get to know them better! It is time to realise that people from the North Eastern states are Indians as everybody else is in the country! The physical appearance, culture, costumes, accent and different food habits do not make them different or anything less from the rest of India. 

It is high time to introspect and address the problems faced by the people of North-East India and the possible way out is that children in the rest of the country read about the magnificent history, culture, traditions and heroes of North-East just as they read and study about the rest of India.

We spoke to many parents and students living in different parts of the country following different school boards and understood that very few schools have topics related to the North Eastern states in their curriculum. 

The time has come to think seriously about the introduction of chapters about the North Eastern States of India and this is an opportunity to bring forward this issue to the people sitting in the corridors of power. This is for a united and inclusive India consisting of all the beautiful states and for the future of our children who are going to be the torchbearers of our country.

Awareness is the greatest agent for change! And, awareness about the North Eastern states of India through school textbooks is what we are appealing for. We would like to request you to sign this petition and support us. 

 

 Jai Hind Jai Bharat

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Petitioners: Prabal Sen, Ambika Nepram, Nabaneeta Misra

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