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Outsourcing blunder turns national flag upside down in school book
Students are being taught words such as bomb and 'chaku' at a time when they are most vulnerable. Call it a mistake or a blunder but it would have had a damaging effect on them.

VIOLENCE FOUND a new definition in Hindi syllabus books that were outsourced to Book Zone in Uttam Nagar, New Delhi, by Gurukul Publications. These books used in Uttar Pradesh teach Hindi alphabets with words such as bomb with the alphabet ‘b’ and 'chaku' with the alphabet ‘ch’. Not only that, standard eight moral science books also contain inverted image of National flag, not once but five times. While parents are really concerned about the lessons on violence with the alphabets book, the standard eight books looks far milder in comparison.


As reported in timesofindia.com, the books are used to teach students of both the CBSE format and state run Uttar Pradesh board. While teachers and parents are clearly disturbed representatives from the Gurukul Publication said that it is a blunder on their part and that they did miss the glaring mistakes.

Mistakes or not, the matter is being taken very seriously and the publisher is doing everything to apologise. While many would think that how two such things could have missed the eyes of the publication house, both the books in questions are immediately withdrawn from the markets as confirmed by the publication house. Parents, when they first saw the books were shocked and immediately bought the matter to before the principles of the respective schools. 
 


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