Goa Education department will reprint textbook after National Anthem error


The Goa Education department has chosen to re-print a page of the second standard Marathi book, which carried garbled text of the national anthem. “It has been chosen to re-print one page of the book which had errors and circulate it to all the schools,” a senior official attached to the State Education department disclosed to a news agency today. The erroneous printing on the page had removed the some lines of song of anthem leaving it incomplete, he said. The State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) has now requested printing of 13,000 copies of a page which had the error, he said.

The official said that it was hard to print the books once more, and hence it was chosen to replace the page.

The mistake was brought to the notice by Congress party which had requested that state government ought to settle the responsibility.

“The Class II Marathi books, published by the state education department, carry incomplete national anthem. The state government ought to settle the responsibility over the error,” requested Goa Congress representative Sunil Kawathankar.