State school and mass education minister Debi Prasad Mishra said the government has planned to include the former chief minister’s biography in the high school syllabus as part of the state’s tribute to the legendary leader on his birth centenary

In picture, Former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik

In picture, Former Chief Minister of Odisha Biju Patnaik

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Odisha government has decided to include the life story of Biju Patnaik in their text books to inform the children about the legendary leader who once rescued the Prime Minister of Indonesia and his role in the freedom struggle.

Views of State School and Mass Education Minister

  • State School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra said the government has planned to include the former chief minister’s biography in the high school syllabus as part of the state’s tribute to the legendary leader on his birth centenary
  • Mishra said inspiring incidents from Biju Patnaik’s life will be included in the curriculum from the academic year 2017-18 for students of classes 6 to 10
  • The chapters would include the leader’s childhood stories, his years of education, struggles of life and political success and failures, he said
  • Mishra said Biju Patnaik’s popular stories like his role in India’s freedom struggle, the rescue of Indonesian Prime Minister, and his adventures as a pilot

More on the report:

  • Sahitya Akademi winner and popular children’s writer Das Benhur would pen the stories on Biju Patnaik for the school syllabus
  • Apart from Biju Patnaik, the life of other prominent sons of the soil like Veer Surendra Sai and Netaji Subhash Bose would also be included in the syllabus, Mishra said
  • Welcoming the state government’s decision of including Biju Patnaik’s life in school books, Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingha Mishra said that the life and works of eminent leaders like Nabrakrushna Choudhary and Harekrushna Mahtab should also be included in the school curriculum.

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