Chapter On New Delhi’s National War Memorial Introduced In Class VIII NCERT Curriculum
New Delhi: A chapter on the National War Memorial – ‘A Homage to our Brave Soldiers’ – has been included in the NCERT curriculum of Class VII from this year. The objective of this initiative, jointly undertaken by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Education, is to inculcate the values of patriotism, devotion to duty, courage & sacrifice among school children and increase the participation of youth in nation-building.
The chapter highlights the history, significance and concept of the National War Memorial (NWM), in addition to the supreme sacrifice made by the bravehearts of the Armed Forces in the service of the nation post-Independence, according to an official release.
In the chapter, two friends exchange letters and share their feelings of gratitude for the freedom they enjoy due to the sacrifices made by the bravehearts. Deep emotional impact and connect, which arise in the minds and hearts of the children as they visit the iconic monument, have been brought out creatively by the authors of NCERT.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had dedicated the NWM to the nation on February 25, 2019, in New Delhi. It was set up to inculcate a sense of sacrifice & national spirit among the people and pay a befitting tribute to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives defending the nation.