A COURSE book distributed to Class VI students of BMC schools has reportedly got the date of birth of Dr B R Ambedkar wrong, upsetting parents, students as well as politicians.
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The book, An Introduction to Marathi Language, prescribed for students of Class VI, in its chapter on the Father of the Constitution, mentions his date of birth as April 4, 1891 instead of April 14. The error in the book published by a Marathi teachers’ association seems to be a typo, but has upset a few people.
Mumbai Congress General Secretary Vilas Rupawate said the book had hurt the sentiments of Dalits. He has sought action against the association.
The error was first noted by a Class VI student of Lokmanya Tilak English High School in Tilak Nagar when the book was handed over to students in the school on Friday. His parents informed Rupawate.
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Meanwhile, BMC Education Officer Mahesh Palkar said the book was published and distributed by the teachers’ association without any permission.
“They (the association) had not taken any permission for publication and circulation to schools. The BMC has not granted any such permission to the association. We will inquire into the matter,” said Palkar.
The members of the association were unreachable for a comment.