Capt’s Committee to Counter Akali’s On Sikh History Syllabus

[Chd,Pb] Capt Announces Committee to Review Sikh History Syllabus
Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced the constitution of a six-member oversight committee to examine the recommendations of the 2014 panel that reviewed the history syllabus and oversee all history books in the future.
The move comes in the wake of the Shiromani Akali Dal alleging that a major portion of Sikh and Punjab history had been removed from the Class 12 curriculum.
The Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) and the Congress government maintain that the curriculum was only “re-aligned” to match the NCERT syllabus.
He said the decision to review the syllabus and print books in alignment with the NCERT syllabus was taken during the SAD-BJP rule in 2014, and that the controversy on the issue was “politically motivated”.
In fact, there were no history books earlier and what SAD president Sukhbir Singh Badal was citing was merely a guide, he said at a press conference.
The chief minister asserted that the syllabus relating to the Sikh Gurus had not been deleted, and the entire history of the Gurus, starting from Baba Banda Bahadur, had been incorporated in a chronological order in the syllabi for classes XI and XII.
The committee will be headed by eminent historian
Prof Kirpal Singh and will include former vice chancellor of Guru Nanak Dev University
Prof J S Grewal, former pro-vice vhancellor of GNDU
Prof. Prithipal Singh Kapur, emeritus Prof. of History at Panjab University
Indu Banga, and two eminent historians to be nominated by the Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee,