GANDHINAGAR – A school in Gujarat asked very controversial question related to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Despite knowing the fact that Gandhi was assassinated by a righwing activist Nathuram Godse, the school asked in the exam that how did Gandhi commit suicide?
Expressing its shock over the objectionable question, the Gujarat education authorities reportedly initiated an inquiry into it. Another question about boot-legging in dry Gujarat has also irked the education officials.
“Gandhijiye aapghaat karwa maate shu karyu?” (how did Gandhiji commit suicide) was the question asked in Gujarati to Class 9 students during an internal assessment examination of schools run under the banner of ‘Sufalam Shala Vikas Sankul’, reported PTI.
According to the report, the Sufalam Shala Vikas Sankul is an organisation of some self-financed schools and educational institutions but it receives government grants in Gandhinagar.
Another question in an exam paper of Class 12 students which is being considered objectionable was about “writing a letter to district police chief complaining about the rise in sale of liquor in your area and nuisance created by bootleggers”.
“A cluster of self-financed schools and those getting grants included these two questions for internal assessment exams held on Saturday. These questions are highly objectionable, and we have initiated an inquiry. Action will be taken after the report comes in,” said Gandhinagar’s district education officer Bharat Vadher.
He said that the state government has nothing to with the questions as it has been prepared by the management of those schools.