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The Telangana government is set to make several changes in Telugu and social studies textbooks of the primary and secondary levels to include chapters on literary greats and cultural icons of Telangana.
Chapters on the 60-year-old Telangana statehood movement may also be included. The new curriculum to be introduced from the next academic year will include chapters on the region’s culture, history, festivals, arts and handicrafts besides featuring prominent persons who were involved in the struggle for Telangana. The government has created two committees to suggest the necessary changes. While Prof M Kodandaram, the chairman of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) heads one committee, the other is lead by academic C Ramaiah.
The committees will study Telugu textbooks and suggest ways to include Telangana Telugu language. Prof Kodandaram said the previous governments that ruled the undivided state, neglected Telangana’s culture and its rich history.