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IAF pilot Abhinandan to be a part of Rajasthan’s school syllabus

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Rajasthan’s school students are likely to read the brave story of Indian Air Force’s pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in textbooks.

Rajasthan’s Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra proposed the same citing that Abhinandan’s school education was done in Jodhpur. He tweeted on Monday “Abhinandan’s story of bravery will be introduced in the school syllabus of Rajasthan in a bid to honour him.” He also wrote a similar Facebook post late Monday using the #AbhinandanDiwas.

Dotasra did not mention the classes where Wing Commander Abhinandan’s story will be studied.

Earlier, the education minister also proposed to add the stories of troopers died in the Pulwama attack in the syllabus. The syllabus review committee accepted the proposal. Dotasra recently constituted two committees to review the syllabus of the school textbooks of the state.

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman emerged as a hero after shooting down a Pakistani F-16 fighter plane with his MiG 21. During this Varthman’s plane was also downed forcing him to bail out. He was captured and spent about 60 hours in Pakistan’s custody before returning home.

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