Martyrdom tales Chaar Sahibzaades Syllabus: The National Council of Education Research and Technology (India) has announced to include history of martyrdom of Chaar Sahibzaade in its official syllabus. The move has come in response to a campaign initiated by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) General Secretary Manjinder Singh Sirsa, in which he sought the NCERT to provide relevant information about the Sahibzaade.The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is an autonomous organisation of the Government of India that was established on 1 September 1961 as a literary, scientific and charitable society under the Societies’ Registration Act (Act XXI of 1860). Textbooks published by NCERT are prescribed by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from classes I to XI. Around 19 schools boards from 14 states have adopted its recommendations throughout India.Manjinder Singh Sirsa informed that the NCERT secretary Major Harsh Kumar has informed him by writing a letter that the NCERT’s director has applauded the proposal of including history of including history of incomparable martyrdom of Chaar Sahibzaaades in NCERT’s syllabus. Sirsa added that he had also made appeal to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this concern and had asked him to make direction to the concerned authorities.“We had started this campaign to appraise the next generations about the sacrifices made by Chaar Sahibzaades of Guru Gobind Singh Ji,” Sirsa said. Meanwhile, Sikh activist and intellectual Papalpreet Singh said, “while today we are remembering the martyrdom of the Sahibzaadas, we must also pay close attention to the fact that their sacrifices are soon going to be publicized as service to India.”Papalpreet Singh was speaking in reference to the NCERT’s recent announcement. Martyrdom tales Chaar Sahibzaades Syllabus. He asked the Sikh Sangat to remain cautious about such moves by Indian organizations.
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