Published: 02nd December 2019
Gandhiji was 'Kubuddhi', claims MP school module for Class 10 students
The test paper concerned contains question and answers on a lesson titled 'Pot of Gold' that relates to two friends 'Subuddhi and Kubuddhi'
An error in an educative module prepared for weaker Class X students in government schools, allegedly portraying Gandhiji in a negative light has come to the fore in Congress-ruled Madhya Pradesh.
The test paper concerned contains question and answers on a lesson titled ‘Pot of Gold’ that relates to two friends 'Subuddhi and Kubuddhi.
In the answer to one of the questions about the comparative qualities of Subuddhi and Kubuddhi, one of the lines says 'Kubuddhi was a wicked man and led a life of drinking and gandhijis' instead of the correct line ‘Kubuddhi was a wicked man and led a life of drinking and gambling.’
Neelam Vasania, the English teacher at a Shashakiya Navin Higher Secondary School in Bhopal, confirmed the matter but termed it ‘a matter of misprinting.’ "It's not that the person who authored the paper made the mistake. It's a case of misprinting," she claimed.
Congress spokesperson Vibha Patel said an enquiry will be conducted and all those responsible for the mistake will be dealt with severely.
State law minister PC Sharma, added a political tinge to the issue, saying there are people afflicted with the Godse and Pragya Thakur mindset, who will be removed soon.