Gujarat mulls adding chapter on Dhirubhai in textbooks
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Gujarat is mulling to introduce a chapter on Reliance Group founder Dhirubhai Ambani in school textbooks to instill <g data-gr-id="18">spirit</g> of entrepreneurship in young minds.
The idea has been put across by Education Minister Bhupendrasinh <g data-gr-id="17">Chudasma</g> to the state Textbook Board, a senior state official said.
"The minister mooted the idea at a recent meeting of the office-bearers of the state textbook board that our children should be taught about lives and struggles of famous personalities, like Dhirubhai Ambani," said Chief of the Gujarat State School Textbook Board (GSSTB) Nitin <g data-gr-id="27">Pethani</g>.
"Apart from Dhirubhai Ambani, there are many unknown personalities who had given their best to the society in terms of industrial entrepreneurship like <g data-gr-id="20">Devkaran</g> Nanji, the founder of Dena Bank," <g data-gr-id="21">Pethani</g> said.
"On instructions from the minister (<g data-gr-id="24">Chudasma</g>), we have directed textbook officials to draw up a list of such eminent personalities which we are likely to be added in the curriculum of standard IX to XII
or we can also add it in the general knowledge books of standard VI to VIII," he added.