Shri Dina Nath Batra, national convener of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, has warned of a countrywide agitation against sex education and distortion in history textbooks by the UPA government. Shri Batra was speaking at a function held in Kolkata on June 9. The function was organised by Shiksha Evam Sanskriti Raksha Manch, West Bengal. Shri Batra was also honouerd by the West Bengal unit of the Samiti. Shri Satyavrata Singh, guide of Vidya Bharati, West Bengal and Dr Subash Saha, state president of AVBP, presented him memento and citation.
Addressing the workers, Shri Batra said the work of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti has begun in most of the districts of West Bengal and plannings are on massive scale to make the work more effective. He stressed the need for mass awakening.
Later, talking to mediapersons Shri Batra said the Samiti has planned a massive agitation against sex education and distortion in educational textbooks. He said the textbooks published by NCERT have described the freedom fighters as terrorist and very adverse remarks have been made against the great personalities of Jat and Jain communities. He pointed out that with the efforts of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti and the direction of the court, 69 of the total 76 objectionable passages from those textbooks have been removed or rectified. He said the proposed agitation would expose the conspiracies of the UPA government to insult the education and culture of the country. Shri Ajit Vishvas of Rashtriya Shaikshik Mahasangh also organised a function in which Shri Dinanath Batra and various other educationists participated. (FOC)