Goa Education Dept To Reprint Textbook After National Anthem Error

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Panaji: The Goa Education department has decided to re-print a page of the second standard Marathi book, which carried garbled text of the national anthem. “It has been decided to re-print one page of the book which had errors and circulate it to all the schools,” a senior official attached to the State Education department told on Friday.

The erroneous printing on the page had cut off the some lines of anthem leaving it incomplete, he said. The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has now ordered printing of 13,000 copies of a page which had the error, he said.

The official said that it was difficult to print the books all over again, and hence it was decided to replace the page. The mistake was brought to the notice by Congress party which had demanded that state government should fix the responsibility.

“The Class II Marathi books, published by the state education department, carry incomplete national anthem. The state government should fix the responsibility over the error,” demanded Goa Congress spokesman Sunil Kawathankar.