The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), on Tuesday, 'completely deleted' chapters on federalism, citizenship, nationalism, and secularism from the political science curriculum of Class 11 for the academic year 2020-21. The decision was taken to rationalise the syllabus due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from this, sub-sections including ‘Why do we need Local Governments?’ and ‘Growth of Local Government in India’ have also been erased from the curriculum for the next one year.
Soon after the decision was announced, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, who has been vocal on various social issues in the past, reacted to the news. The actress expressed displeasure over the move and called it 'bizarre'. On Instagram, Sonam questioned why were the most important topics 'left out' and asked how will young minds of the nation form political opinions. "This is bizarre. Some of the most important topics are being left out. How are young minds supposed to form political opinions?" wrote Sonam joining several others who weren't satisfied with the decision of CBSE.
Sonam, on the personal front, jetted off to London with her husband Anand Ahuja. The actress had returned to India in March and stayed in Delhi with her parents-in-law before coming to Mumbai for her birthday on June 9. The couple travelled amid the ongoing pandemic with necessary precautions.
(Source: Instagram/The Indian Express)