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Ambedkar slogan in Class V textbook to be corrected in Gujarat school textbooks

Dr BR Ambedkar

In one of the Class V textbooks of Gujarat State Board of School Textbooks (GSBST), a mistake in a famous slogan by Dr BR Ambedkar will be corrected by the Gujarat government. After meeting with Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Monday, the authorities have taken the decision.

The Ambedkaraites, referring to the slogan in the book, have submitted the protest letter stating that the slogan in the textbook was not by Dr Ambedkar. Director of GSBST, P Bharathi, said that they have decided to correct the mistake after a meeting with the Education Minister. A small meeting was also held with the experts, those who have complained in this regard. Bharathi further added that the correction will be final within two days and we will give it (the textbook) for reprint.

Educate, Agitate, Organise- the slogan by Ambedkar in the context — has become synonymous with the Dalit movement in Gujarat. It is popular as, “Shikshit Bano, Sangathhit Bano Ane Sangharsh Karo in Gujarati.

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