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12-year-old girl urges PM Modi to include Northeast India in history textbooks

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Feb 14, 2017, 8:07 pm IST
Updated Feb 14, 2017, 8:38 pm IST
'Where is the long-lost glory of the seven sisters?', she asks.
Aaira Goswami, 12, wants to learn about the history of Northeast India from her school textbooks. (Credit: YouTube)
 Aaira Goswami, 12, wants to learn about the history of Northeast India from her school textbooks. (Credit: YouTube)

Unfortunately there’s very little that the average Indian knows about Northeast India when compared to other regions of the country. But one 12-year-old girl hopes to change that. Aaira Goswami did not let her age stop her from coming forward and making a passionate appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to include the history of this neglected region in Indian school textbooks.

In a video, Aaira talks about how she has learnt a lot about royal ancient dynasties like the Mauryas, the Guptas, and the Mughals at her school but nothing about the past of her native state – Assam. “Where is the long-lost glory of the seven sisters? Some students don't even know what the seven sisters are. If I could just read about my state Assam and northeast in my books, it would be like a dream come true,” she says.

 

Let’s hope that the Prime Minister takes note of this and does something about it fast.

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