The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will mainly focus on nationalism from the next academic year onwards. From the next academic year, Class 11th and 12th students of the CBSE will have subjects such as Ayurveda, Indian architecture and philosophy.
The move has been planned so that students get to learn more about the Indian culture. These subjects would be part of a new elective- knowledge, practices of India and traditions.
The subjects would be accepted both in Hindi and English. By introducing these subjects, the board proposes not only to teach students about Indian culture, but also instill nationalism.
It may be recalled that in the last month CBSE had announced that those students attending Republic Day and Independence Day celebrations would be given extra marks. The board has also asked schools to mark anniversaries of great leaders like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Former Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Hindu Mahasabha leader Madan Mohan Dalmiya and Bharatiya Jan Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyaya.