West Bengal: State government to recommend syllabus committee to include Netaji’s initiatives in school curriculum

News Desk: West Bengal government will recommend to the syllabus committee to include in the school curriculum Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s initiative to realise the dream of an independent India when he went to Singapore, state Education Minister Bratya Basu said on Monday. According to available record the iconic leader had gone to Singapore in July 1943 to realise his dream of an independent India free from foreign rule and strengthened his Indian National Army.

This year is the 125th birth anniversary of the nationalistic leader. Basu when asked to comment on TMC spokesman Kunal Ghosh’s statement that the new generation in Bengal should know in detail the chronology of events related to Netaji’s visit to Singapore in 1943, said “Yes, the government will recommend to the syllabus committee for incorporating the events revolving around Netaji in 1943.”

He, however, did not give any detail. Ghosh tweeted Monday “We welcome the statement of hon’ble Bratya Basu recommending to the syllabus committee the inclusion of the details regarding Netaji and his government ( in Singapore)”. This, he said, will be the first step towards acknowledging Netaji’s mission in Singapore as an integral part of the Indian freedom movement.