The state government plans to introduce a lesson in the fourth standard history textbook which will highlight qualities of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj as a management guru. The lesson will be introduced from the next academic year.
Making this announcement after paying his respect to Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary at Mantralaya, minister for education Vinod Tawde said that Shivaji Maharaj was not only known for his bravery, diplomacy and planning for wars but he was also keen on developing a welfare state.
Tawde recalled that Shivaji Maharaj had ensured water and environment conservation by building lakes and decentralising water reservoirs. He pointed out that the Chhatrapati had made arrangements for drought relief as well.
The minister said that there is a need for emphasising these aspects of Shivaji Maharaj’s life and that is the reason the government would introduce an eight-page lesson in the history textbook for the fourth standard from the next academic year.