शिक्षा बचाओ -- Shiksha Bachao

"The child is taken to school, and the first thing he learns is that his father is a fool, the second thing that his grandfather is a lunatic, the third thing that all his teachers are hypocrites, the fourth that all the sacred books are lies. By the time he is 16, he is a mass of negation -- lifeless and boneless." -- Swami Vivekananda

The name Bharat

Page 4 of the history book for the class VI students. The book is named "Our Pasts" and has been introduced from year 2006.

Here the class VI children are told how our country got its name Bharat. What is conveniently skipped is the popular belief that Bharat was named after a great king who was son of Dushyant and Shakuntala -- as described in the epic Mahabharata.

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