An influential meeting held with Education Minister Prakash Javadekar for the Inclusion of Sikh History in NCERT books!
Statutory body Established under the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Act, 1971, The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, took a serious step regarding the Sikh history by keeping an influential meeting with the incumbent Union Minister of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India Prakash Javadekar for the inclusion of Sikh History in NCERT books, so that the young Indian generation could know about their heritage. Present at the meeting was Preeti Sapru, Sanjay Sapru, Shri Manjit Singh along with eminent personalities of Sikh community.
The main motto of the meeting was the Sikh History, mentioned in the discussion about the Sikh Gurus who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of the Indian Society in general and the downtrodden Indian in particular. However, regretfully the history of the Sikhs does not figure anywhere in the school syllabus. And the topic of the negligence and injustice did by the governments considering the glorious past of the Sikhs was also stated in the meet. Minister Shri Prakash Ji gave a patient and serious hearing to the committee.
Whereas, the deep topics about the Sikh history which was requested to include in one or two chapters in the NCERT books are, Guru Nanak, Guru Arjan Dev, Guru Teg Bahadur, Guru Gobind Singh, Two Younger Sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, the History of Eighteenth Century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and Indian freedom movement and the Sikhs.