Punjab

“SAD stand on restoration of Sikh history for class 12 vindicated”

Devinder Singh Kohli | May 08, 2018 06:02 PM
“SAD stand on restoration of Sikh history for class 12 vindicated”

 


Chandigarh Shiromani Akali Dal said today that its stand on the deletion of Sikh history from Class 12 syllabus of the state Education Board “has been fully vindicated” with the setting up of the Committee of eminent historians to review the entire issue.”
The party described the government’s decision in this regard as a “a correct though belated step in the right direction. This is precisely what we have been demanding all along and this is just the step which the former Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Parkash Singh Badal had urged the CM Captain Amarinder Singh to take. Had the Government listened to him then, the entire unsavoury controversy could have been avoided,” said Dr Daljeet Singh Cheema , Senior Vice President of the SAD in a statement here.
“Nevertheless, we are happy that the government has finally done the correct thing. We also welcome the inclusion of eminent and respected historians in the committee and we trust them to undo the injustice done to our great and glorious history,” said Dr Cheema in his statement.

The Akali leader however demanded that, in the meantime, the old syllabus containing the history of the Great Guru Sahiban and of our heroes and martyrs “ be restored immediately for teaching to class 12 students as before, so that students do not suffer any loss during the current session, ” Dr Cheema said.

Following the state government decision to set up the review committee, the SAD has deferred “the full fledged party meeting on the subject which was scheduled to be held in Sri Amritsar Sahib on May 11.
“We just wanted the injustice done to the great Sikh history to be vacated. We have gone strictly on academic merit and even today, we stick to the principled path of reason to get the injustice undone.We do not believe in needless confrontation. Now that the government has accepted our plea and ordered a review committee, we have decided to indefinitely postpone the party meeting at Amritsar Sahib,” said Dr Cheema.

 

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