New Delhi, Apr 7: Union minister Thaawarchand Gehlot has urged Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Prakash Javadekar to induct life and works of Jayaprakash Narayan in school syllabus.
The Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment said he has received a representation in this regard from the national president of the Loktantra Senani Sangh (LSS), Kailash Soni.
Soni also sought that social and political workers, who participated in the movement against the Emergency, be recognised and declared as freedom fighters.
Gehlot has also written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in this regard.
The LSS is an organisation representing political prisoners jailed during the Emergency. Loktantra Senanis fought the “second war for Independence” and restored democracy during the Emergency and demanded that their contribution should be recognised, Soni said.
Jayaprakash Narayan, popularly referred to as JP, is remembered for leading the mid-1970s opposition against the then prime minister Indira Gandhi In his letter to the HRD minister, Gehlot also sought that the period of Emergency be included in school curriculum.
(inputs from PTI)