It is now decided that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s life, achievements and poems are set to be introduced in NCERT textbooks from the next academic session.
This was decided by the Union Human Resources Development Ministry.
The Ministry has asked the Council, which advises the Centre and the state governments on school curriculum, to identify and source information, milestones and achievements of Vajpayee’s long political life.
More emphasis has been on highlighting the Vajpayee’s tenure as the Prime Minister during 1998-2004, for inclusion in textbooks.
It was also decided that not only Vajpayee’s political achievements but also some of poems be included in literature textbooks in various classes, it was informed.
It need be mentioned that Vajpayee passed away on August 16 following a prolonged illness that had kept him away from public life since 2009.
Vajpayee was given a state funeral by the central government.>