Much has been said about the education system in India and how much improvisation it needs. While it’s a basic requirement to provide an all round education to children, it’s also very important to shape their personality in a way that they prove to be an asset to the modern society.
However, there is a big problem in the root itself. ISCE Class 6’s science textbook came under the noise pollution.
Have a look –
And it is not the first time, we’ve witnessed the poor representation of an issue in children’s textbooks. Earlier also they have made blunders like depicting the dark shade of skin as the reason of dowry and illiteracy as the reason behind the thefts. But what can be done when even the teachers and those who publish books don’t have a basic sense of knowledge!
The matter was put forward by a Twitter user. He tweeted –
— Zulqarnain Bhaisaheb (@zulqarnainrhs) July 2, 2017
There were couple of people who slammed the publishers –
— Faisal Khan (@fmkhan44) July 2, 2017
As someone who studied in ICSE school & thought board’s textbooks were cut above rest, this from Selina Publishers is pretty crappy: pic.twitter.com/1f7A8P27U8
— Rezaul Hasan Laskar (@Rezhasan) July 3, 2017
Simultaneously, an online petition by Masood Pasha appeared, which demanded the removal of the pictorial that shows noise pollution from various sources, a mosque-like structure being one of them. The petition got more than 6000 supporters till Sunday.
As the movement caught fire, the publishers of the book came in front and apologized. Check out the tweet by the chief of the Selina Publishers.
We do apologise if it hurt the sentiments of anyone;We will be changing the picture : SELINA PUBLISHERS pic.twitter.com/6vQRn1wu25
— Mohamed Shibli (@ShibliOfficial) June 30, 2017
A statement from publishers read, “The diagram on page 202 of our publication integrated science for Class – VI has a structure resembling a portion of a fort and other noise producing objects in a noisy city. We apologize if it has hurt the sentiments of anyone. This is to inform all concerned that we will be changing the picture in our subsequent editions of the book.”