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NCERT Introduces Chapter on National War Memorial to Instill Patriotism in School Children

In a historic move, NCERT has introduced a chapter on the National War Memorial in the class 7 curriculum,

Edited By : Mayank Kasyap | Updated: Aug 29, 2023 11:22 IST
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New Delhi: In an unprecedented move, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has integrated a dedicated chapter on the ‘National War Memorial – an homage to our brave soldiers’ into the class 7 curriculum. This groundbreaking inclusion, announced by the defense ministry on Monday, marks a pivotal step towards nurturing patriotism and resilience among the youth.

A collaborative endeavor

Jointly spearheaded by the defense and education ministries, this initiative aims to instill core values of patriotism, unwavering dedication to duty, and the spirit of sacrifice within school children. The ultimate goal is to galvanize the youth’s active involvement in shaping the nation’s future.

Unveiling the heroic saga

The chapter serves as a tribute to the valor and sacrifice of our courageous soldiers, who have selflessly served the nation post-Independence. Delving into the historical significance and concept of the National War Memorial (NWM), it highlights the poignant stories of the Bravehearts from the armed forces. Their supreme sacrifice for the country’s freedom resonates powerfully throughout the chapter.

Emotional narratives

The narrative unfolds through a heartfelt exchange of letters between two friends, both deeply grateful for the freedom they enjoy due to the sacrifices made by the Bravehearts. This poignant portrayal aims to evoke a profound emotional connection among the young minds, fostering a sense of respect and gratitude.

A creative approach

The authors at NCERT have ingeniously captured the deep emotional impact that the iconic monument has on visitors. This creative endeavor ensures that the significance of the National War Memorial is vividly brought to life in the minds and hearts of the children.

A monument of remembrance

The National War Memorial, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 25, 2019, stands as a solemn testament to the valor of our soldiers. This monumental tribute in New Delhi embodies the nation’s respect and gratitude towards those who have safeguarded its sovereignty.

As this transformative chapter takes its place within the curriculum, it is poised to shape a generation that carries the spirit of patriotism, duty, and courage forward, solidifying the nation’s foundation for years to come.

First published on: Aug 29, 2023 11:22 AM IST

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