Indian Army Tales may be added to School Textbooks

Sahitya Academy award winning author Datta D Naik has submitted a proposal to the Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to permit a group of Sahitya Academy award winning writers from across India to spend time at the military bases and interview the armed personnel about their experiences (within the framework of secrecy constraints).

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Naik told media persons that he has also marked a copy of his letter to the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani as well as the President of the Sahitya Academy so that these interviews of army officers and soldiers written as stories, reportage, travelogues and novelettes are included in the school and college text books as part of the curriculum.


 The writer feels this will help inculcate patriotism and encourage youth to join the army. Naik said that there is very limited literature available on the armed forces.

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