Instead of promoting Chinese patriotism, Beijing has ordered the dumping of all books that have been revered in Western countries. The country’s primary and secondary schools have been instructed to remove these books from their libraries. According to a report in the Japanese daily Nikkei Asia.
According to the Japanese daily, Chinese schools are expected to focus on the country’s presidential ideology. Officially known as ‘Xi Jinping Thoughts on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a Ni Ira’. The move by the Chinese Ministry of Education took effect on April 1. The move will affect the country’s 240 million school children.
This is the latest step in instilling loyalty and devotion to the Chinese President before the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on July 1. According to the Nikkei Asia report, books that are against the party’s agenda and policies have been targeted. A number of titles may also be banned before the centenary celebrations, especially those that deal with Western political and economic ideas.
So far Chinese schools have recommended keeping books like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. However, such books are still banned for promoting Western ideas or for “doing everything foreigners do” or in protest of alienation.
Last year, the country’s interior autonomous region planned to replace Mongolian language textbooks with books written in Chinese. This decision was not taken properly and the classes also started boycotting all these books. However, Chinese authorities have “only doubled” its supply.
The Communist Party is also targeting adult party members. They started factionalism by giving instructions about the history of the party. Many government agencies and state-owned venues hold such sessions once or twice a week, the report said.
Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP All India President JP Nadda tweeted condolences over the death of poet Shankha Ghosh. Surprisingly, everyone tweeted condolences in Bengali.
In his condolence message on Twitter, Narendra Modi wrote, “Shankha Ghosh will be remembered for his contribution to Bengali and Indian literature. His writings are widely read and revered. Mourned his death. Condolences to his family and relatives. Peace. ”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted in his condolence message, “I am shocked by the news of the death of eminent Bengali poet and Sahitya Akademi Award winner Shri Sankh Ghosh Mahasaya. He will always be engraved in our hearts for his outstanding poetry where he has deeply painted the social picture. I have deep sympathy for his family and fans. Om Shanti. ”
In his condolence message, BJP All India President JP Nadda wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the death of the famous Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh, who was honored with Padma Bhushan, Sahitya Akademi Award, Rabindra Award, Saraswati Award and Jnanpith Award.” I wish him eternal peace of mind. ”
On April 12, veteran poet Sankh Ghosh was attacked by Corona. He had a mild fever. The treatment was going on at home for so long. On Tuesday night his physical condition suddenly deteriorated. He died on Wednesday morning.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is mourning the death of Shankha Ghosh. In a condolence message, he wrote, “The Shankhadar family has spoken to his daughter. He did not like the song salute. That is what his daughter said.