School textbooks mustn’t contain any topic which will fan the flames of dogmatism and intolerance within the minds of youngsters, aforesaid speakers at associate degree Education Day rally within the capital yesterday.
Staging a civil disobedience protest, they additionally condemned the exclusion of essays and poetries authored by noted humanitarian writers from this year’s textbooks and demanded reinstatement of the things in textbooks next year.
Jatiya Sikkha O Sangskriti Rokkha Andolan, a platform of scholars, teachers, children, women, professionals and cultural organisations, unionised the rally close to associate degree entrance of the secretariat ceremonial occasion the Education Day.
On today in 1962, police firing on a student protest on the field of Dacca University left many students as well as Mostafa, Wajiullah and Babul dead and plenty of others hurt. the scholars were complaintive the education commission report ready by Justice Hamoodur Rahman.
The report was withdrawn in 1964 when the movement unfold everywhere the country and uuniversities and schools had to be closed down.
The movement LED the thanks to the six-point movement in 1966 and therefore the mass upsurge in 1969.
Addressing yesterday’s rally, Imran Habib Ruman, president of Socialist Student Front, aforesaid the omission of the contents of noted writers love Rabindranath Tagore and Humayun Azad can tarnish the minds of the longer term generation with prejudice.
“The writings facilitate United States of America produce a bond of brotherhood among ourselves and [that’s why] these mustn’t be excluded,” he said, adding that efforts also are necessary to publish superior quality books for kids.
Safiuddin Ahmed, president of Udichi Shilpi Goshthi, aforesaid the education system ought to be scientific and its objective ought to be to nurture and promote humane values in voters. “The gift education system, however, isn’t fulfilling the target.”
GM Gilani Shuvo, president of Asian country Chhatra Union, aforesaid a bunch of individuals with unconditional interest are attempting to unfold communal unrest within the country by inserting parts of emotion in textbooks.
Meanwhile, National Front of lecturers and workers (NFTE) and Initiative for Human Development put together unionised a rally on the Central sufferer Minar premises on the occasion. Speakers of the organisations aforesaid education ought to be free for all. They additionally condemned atrocities on the Rohingyas in Myanmar and demanded that the govt nationalise the education system yet as increase facilities for lecturers of personal academic intuitions.
Quazi Faruque Ahmed, co-ordinator of NFTE, aforesaid for the sake of the country’s development, larger funds ought to be allotted for education.