- NCERT books copy burnt, Protestors stop the road! (26 Mar 08)
- Emotional explosion of Shivsainiks, Chairmen surrounded, nameplate damaged! (25 Mar 08)
- Goa Govt. admits flaws, Punish Guilty: HJS (25 Mar 08)
- Fight against anti-history to make history: HJS spokesperson (24 Mar 08)
- Photos: HJS’s meeting at Madgaon for awareness of NCERT book issue(24 Mar 08)
- HJS preparing for nation wide agitations against NCERT(23 Mar 08)
- HJS submits memorandum to Goa CM (23 Mar 08)
- Goa Govt. is playing with future of student(22 Mar 08)
March 26, 2008 Phalgun Krushna Chaturthi
In first photo Shri. Vinayak Chari, Goa Chief, Bajarang Dal (in chex shirt) and in second photo Shri. Jayesh Naik, South Goa Chief, Bajarang Dal participated in the protest.
Panaji – The Congress government of the Goa State has accepted that the ‘History & Civics’ textbook published by the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education for Std X Marathi medium students has innumerable errors. However, it has not declared that those guilty in this regard shall be punished. In order to press the demand that those guilty in this case be punished, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) in association with educationists, parents, teachers, students and Hindu organizations staged demonstrations near the Kadamba Bus Stand at Panaji.
Later, the protestors marched towards the Mandavi Bridge and blocked the road squatting down in agitation. The government called upon the armed forces to stop the agitators. Considering the overall tension, the North Goa Deputy Collector accepted the HJS’ memorandum on behalf of the Government and arranged the meeting of the HJS delegation with the Chief Minister Secretary in the Legislative Assembly. However, government authorities in the Legislative Assembly restricted the entry of the delegation to two persons; thus the HJS’ delegation refused to furnish the memorandum to the Government in order to condemn its position.
NCERT: Emotional explosion of Shivsainiks, Chairmen surrounded, nameplate damaged!
March 25, 2008 Falgun Krushna Chaturthi
Panaji: 15 members of the Shivsena surrounded Mr. L.M.T. Fernandes of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (G.B.S & H.S.E.), which is responsible for publishing books containing distorted historical facts and hatred for Marathi language. At this time, Mr. Fernandes gave vague answers to questions raised by the Shivsainiks thereby inviting their wrath. At this time, the infuriated Shivsainiks burned sample copies of the said ‘history’ book. (Would anti-Hindu Mr. Fernandes dare to give vague replies to Muslims aggrieved in a similar situation? – Editor)
At this time, Mr. Fernandes told the press reporters present that, not only will the Std. X Marathi-medium students fare well in the forthcoming exams, but Std. X students from all other mediums will also fare very well this year. (How did Mr. Fernandes get this information in advance? Or is he going to make ‘arrangements’ to facilitate Std. X students to get good marks in the exam? What action is the Congress government going to initiate against Mr. Fernandes, who is shamelessly agreeing publicly to commit another crime to conceal one committed? – Editor)
“The Marathi-medium students of Std. X will pass through the exams automatically. Parents need not worry in this regard.” (How will the Goan students compete at the International level this way? The people of Goa should investigate into the fact as to how many ‘issues’ has Mr. Fernandes ‘hushed up or concealed’ in this manner and throw out such irresponsible officials guilty of spoiling the future of students. – Editor)
While Mr. Fernandes was giving vague replies to the media and the Shivsainiks, it was revealed that he is unaware of many important facts of the education field. Mr. Fernandes is unaware of the number of Marathi-medium schools existing in Goa State, number of students in these schools, names of members of the translation committee, etc. An employee gave detailed information in this regard before Mr. Fernandes. (It is better not to imagine as to how the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (G.B.S. & H.S.E.), that has such an incompetent Chairman, must be functioning! – Editor)
Mr. Fernandes, who appeared unaffected by the on-going agitation, remarked irresponsible, ‘We are going to rectify the mistakes appearing in this book in the next academic year. So there is no need to create hue and cry in this regard!’ (G.B.S. & H.S.E.’s thick-skinned Chairman who addresses the reactions of Marathi-lovers, patriots, parents and students as ‘hue and cry’! When is the Goan Digambar Kamat led Congress government going to initiate action against Mr. Fernandes? Or is it going to shove this complaint and the related agitation into the waste paper basket like it did with the earlier complaints? – Editor) The Shivsainiks, infuriated with Mr. Fernandes’ irresponsible answers, threw away his nameplate apart from burning the book. (Beginning of the public revolution! – Editor)
March 24, 2008 Falgun Krushna Trutiya Panaji: The government has accepted that the Marathi-medium ‘History & Civics’ textbook published by the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education (GBS&HSE) is erroneous; however it has not publicly announced the action that will be taken against those guilty. The Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) intends to continue its statewide agitation against the said controversial book till the guilty in this regard are punished. This book not only contains grammatical errors; but also depicts history in a distorted manner. HJS’ Western India Spokesperson and Goa State Observer Shri. Ramesh Shinde has demanded that the Government should show cause in this regard.
CM Shri. Digambar Kamat, who also happens to be the Education Minister, has assured re-printing of the above said controversial book and formation of a committee in this regard. However, he has not clarified who is responsible for this issue and what action will be taken against those guilty. So also, the government has not issued any statement regarding the academic future of the students who have the said book in their curriculum and are going to appear for the Std. X exam. The government has also not disclosed the time-limit within which the committee for re-printing of the book is going to be set up. Thus, the question remains that whether this history will repeat in the next academic year! As a part of HJS’ intense agitation, a demonstration is going to be held near Sree Maruti Temple, Kadamba Bus Stand, Panjim tomorrow, i.e. on 25th March at 1 pm.
March 24, 2008 Falgun Krushna Trutiya
Ponda: Shri. Ramesh Shinde, spokesperson of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) for Western India made an appeal that we must oppose the text book on History for publishing wrong history and make a history by forcing the concerned to carry out modifications in the book. He was addressing a meeting of parents and teachers at Hotel Padmavi for protesting against anti-Historical and anti-Marathi policies of Goa SSC Board. The meeting was attended by about 40 persons.HJS has been organizing meetings all over the State to create awareness among people about distortion of history caused in the text book; so far 6 such meetings have been held in Goa State. Along with Shri. Ramesh Shinde, Shri. Vinay Panwalkar, chief of Dharma-shakti Sena, Shri. Gajanan Dhavalikar, Principal of Kamalabai Hede High School in Shiroda and Shri. Abhijit Nadkarni, HJS coordinator from Ponda attended the meeting. S/Shri. Ramesh Shinde and Vinay Panwalkar presented before the audience true nature of NCERT responsible for including anti-Hindu and anti-national distorted history in the curriculum.
Issue reg. text books without national oath to be discussed in Assembly session: Deepak Sawant, MLA, Shiv Sena
In every text book, national oath ‘India is my country ……….’ is published to awaken nationalism in students. If books are being published without the oath, such books should be burnt. Those, who are publishing books without the oath, have no right to live in this country. Why should there be a reference of Sachchar Committee in the text books? How can a committee, so recently set up, find a place in text books? We are still trying to set right grammatical mistakes found in Marathi text book. Smt. Pratima Umarji, an educationist has yet to submit her report in the matter. If there are 68 grammatical mistakes even in this book, it is unpardonable. Those who prepare these books and those who grant approval to these books, should be severely punished. We shall take up this issue of strangulation of Marathi language, in the Legislative Assembly session. If schools in the State have also accepted these books, Shiv Sena will start agitations. The above views were expressed by Shri. Deepak Sawant, MLA, Shiv Sena.
March 24, 2008 Falgun Krushna Trutiya
March 23, 2008
Falgun Krushna Dwitiya
Panaji: Goa Education Board has published a ‘History’ book for 10th standard based on the curriculum prepared by National Committee for Educational Research and Training (NCERT). NCERT is known for its anti-Hindu and anti-national stance and its practice of distorting history. Such distorted history is being circulated by NCERT through the curriculum devised by it all over the country. Hindu Janajagruti Samiti (HJS) has, therefore, decided to begin agitations against NCERT and has made an appeal to one and all for joining these agitations. The drive will begin from 25th March at Panaji by HJS and will be taken to all over the State of Goa. On 25th March, demonstrations will be staged in front of ‘Mantralaya’.
The book with curriculum devised by NCERT has also been subscribed for CBSE schools in Karnataka and all over the country. The above information was given by Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS in a press conference held in Panaji. Shri. Shinde is presently on a visit to Goa and meetings have been organised by HJS to be held in his presence at various places.
Opposition to NCERT is growing in Goa. People are enraged over the misdeeds of NCERT. Recently a meeting was held between devout Hindus and parents. In this meeting, the participants expressed their rage against NCERT. HJS informed even media persons about NCERT’s anti-history publications. Local newspapers have published about the disorderly working of NCERT and Goa Education Board. In the above press conference, parents, Hindu devouts and education experts expressed their views.
Education Minister to be taken to task: Opposition leader Shri. Parrikar
Education Department will be asked for an explanation on numerous mistakes found in the books prescribed for 10th standard curriculum by the Goa School Education Board; besides, the issue related to unlawful increase of marks of a student by L. M. T Fernandes, the President of the Board will be discussed in the session of Legislative Assembly. Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Opposition leader and Shri. Damodar Naik, a MLA have raised a doubt whether the portfolio of State Education Ministry is lying vacant. Shri. Parrikar was talking to correspondents in connection with the strategy to be followed by BJP in the forthcoming session starting from 24th March. Prior to this meeting, members of HJS called on him in the morning and gave him a representation to keep a note about such anti-History text book requesting him to make efforts for withdrawal of such books. Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS for Western Maharashtra, Shri. Jayesh Thali, Goa State coordinator and Shri. Vinay Panwalkar, leader of ‘Dharma-shakti Sena’ were present on the occasion.
Support by H. H. Brahmeshananda Swami for the HJS drive
Shri. Ramesh Shinde, the spokesperson of HJS for Western Maharashtra and Observer for Goa State, Goa State coordinator and Shri. Vinay Panwalkar, leader of ‘Dharma-shakti Sena’ called on H. H. Brahmeshananda Swami, the present Peethadhishwar of Padmanabha Sect and apprised Him on anti-history and anti-Marathi text book devised by Goa School Education Board. Swamiji offered his support to the HJS drive. He asked for a copy of all papers related to the above issue for examining the same. He also assured that in the next meeting of the Sect, he would make people aware about the subject and informed HJS members that seekers of His Sect will attaned the meeting scheduled for 25th March.
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March 23, 2008 Falgun Krushna Dwitiya
Margao (Goa) : In connection to the antinational matter and malice towards Marathi matter in Goa Board’s (G.B.S.& .H.S.E) Marathi Medium S.S.C.’s History Book, the Hindu Janajagruti Samiti has submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Shri. Digamber Kamat demanding immediate intervention and appropriate action. The Chief Minister assured the delegation of giving a serious thought to the book published by the Goa Board.
He further stated that we have received complaints against the Goa Board Director Mr L.M. T.Fernandes.The Board made this book available only 44 days prior to the examinations. There are numerous and very serious grammatical mistakes in the book. So also there is factual distortion of history in the book.The government should take immediate cognizance of the mismanagement of the Goa Board and cancel this error filled book. So the concerned persons should be made to individually pay the compensation to the government for the loss that has occurred. So also the memorandum demands an earliest decision in order to avoid educational loss of the students.
On 21st March a memorandum was submitted to the Opposition Leader Shri. Manohar Parrikar during a visit to him. Yesterday the delegation of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti took visit of the present Peetadhesh of Padmanabh Sampradaya, H.H Brahmeshanand Swami and gave information about this matter. On this occasion the Swami expressed support to this movement. He stated that he will raise this issue in their next meeting and inform others about it
So also there meetings being organised all over the state against this SSC’s History book with factual distortion .Yesterday 40 persons attended the meeting at Dicholi yesterday, and today 22nd March there are meetings organised at Mapusa and Sakhli. So also on 23rd March at 9.30 am there is a meeting organised at Kumbharwada, Pednem at Shri.Gunaji Chari’s residence, at 10.am in Hotel Padmavi in Ponda and 6.pm in Lingayat Hal, near Adarsh School in Margao city. The Samiti has appealed to all Hindus, History lovers, Parents and Marathi lovers to attend the meetings.
Falgun Krushna Pratipada