Gandhi called ‘Kubuddhi’ in Class 10 MP govt textbook error, Congress calls for action
A mistake in the module book prepared for Class 10 students by the Madhya Pradesh Education Department has come to light in which Mahatma Gandhi has been depicted negatively by being termed ‘Kubuddhi’.
Where was the textbook error seen?
The mistake has appeared on Page 46 of the Test Paper-3 in the question and answers section, prepared for Class X students, where Gandhi has seemingly been termed as ‘Kubuddhi’.
The controversial line reads: “Kubuddhi was a wicked man and led a life of drinking and gandhijis.”
The module is being used to teach students for the past many months.
The state education board has prepared the module for helping the students, who are weak in some subjects, and is used in all government schools across the state.
English teacher at MP schools terms it a case of ‘misprinting’
An English teacher at ‘Shashakiya Navin’ Higher Secondary School, Neelam Vasania, however, termed it a case of ‘misprinting’ and said the teachers were rectifying the module while teaching it to the students.
“It happened due to a misprint. The word which should have been there is ‘sports gambling’ instead of ‘Gandhiji’. It can be a printing mistake, but there is no mistake of any expert who prepared the question paper,” Vasania told ANI.
“Both the words begin with the letter ‘G’ and therefore it could have resulted in the mistake. The lesson, which the module relates to is called ‘Pot of Gold’ which is a part of the moral story,” added Vasania.
“While teaching the students, we strike out the mistake and use the term sports gambling, which should have been there in the first place,” she added.
Congress spokesperson calls for inquiry
Congress spokesperson Vibha Patel said that an inquiry will be conducted into the matter and all the people behind the lapse will be taken to task.
“It is indeed a very big mistake. An inquiry will be conducted against all those involved in the making of the question paper. Action will be taken against them. The Congress party has never supported this kind of mentality,” said Patel.
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