AP-related Topics to be Replaced in TS School Syllabus

Telangana government’s plan to introduce the local dialect of the state in school textbooks might face an unexpected problem

Published: 15th October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2014 10:28 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: Telangana government’s plan to introduce the local dialect of the state in school textbooks might face an unexpected problem. After the first ever meeting of the expert committee to formulate the new syllabus, members are now brainstorming to finalise the dialect for syllabus, as the 10 districts of the state have their own different dialects.

The expert committee which met on October 8 to discuss and suggest the changes in the current school syllabus has touched upon several issues, including removing the lessons related to Andhra Pradesh and replacing them with those of Telangana.

However, the committee decided to retain the lessons in Telugu language subject about prominent literary personalities from Andhra Pradesh such as poets Nannaya, Tikkana and Errana. Chukka Ramaiah, noted educationist and the member of the committee, said, Since poets like Nannaya are most important for Telugu literature in both the states, lessons on them will not be removed.”

The new syllabus will be introduced from the academic year 2015-2016. The changes include adding the biographies of prominent personalities of Telangana, such as Komaram Bheem, Prof Jaya Shankar, Doddi Komaraiah and Bhagya Reddy Varma. A separate lesson will be planned on the separate Telangana movement from 1969 to 2014, said Upender Reddy, a senior official at State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT), Telangana.

The intention of the government seems to be injecting the culture and history of Telangana into the school syllabus so that the young generations will be aware of them. So far, Oggu Katha, Golla Suddulu, Chindu and Yaksha Ganam were considered by the expert committee. The state festivals of Telangana will also be included, Ramaiah said.


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