Khunti, Mar 8: In what highlights the sorry state of education in government schools in Jharkhand, children of a school in Khunti district, about 34 km from state capital Ranchi, are being given alphabet lessons using disparaging remarks. A Zee News video shows teacher of a government school in Udburu village using terms like ‘chor’ (thief) for India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Also Read - Jharkhand's Budding Archer Soni Khatoon Forced to Sell Vegetables; CM Hemant Soren Gives Her Rs 20,000
The video shows kids sitting under a tree while a man reads out sentences written on the black board. “Cha’ se ‘chor’ and ‘Cha’ se ‘Chacha Nehru Choron Ke Pradhan Mantri The (Nehru was the prime minister of thieves),” the teacher reads out the lesson to his students. “Gh’ se ‘Ghanti’ (bell) and ‘Gh’ for ‘Ghanti bajane wala budbak (foolish) Brahmin,” he goes on to add. Also Read - Jharkhand JAC 8th Result 2020: Scores Declared at jac.jharkhand.gov.in, Here’s How to Check
On the other hand, when it comes to English alphabets, the children, instead of A for Apple, are being taught A for Adivasi (tribal), B for Bideshi (foreigner), C for Chhotanagpur, D for Dharti (Earth) and so on. The innocent kids could be seen just repeating what their teacher’s lesson. Also Read - Jharkhand JAC 8th Result 2020: Scores to be Out Today at 2 PM, Here's How to Check
According to Zee News, officials of the education department said they were unaware of such lessons being imparted to children in Khunti, a Naxal-infested area. While describing it as a one-off incident, they assured to look into it the matter.