Sachin Tendulkar part of school syllabus now….

Yet another feather in Sachin’s hat- the recently retired ace batsman, cricket icon will now feature in one of the chapters in class IV state board text books.

The syllabus for class IV was upgraded this year on the basis of the National Curriculum Framework (2005), which seeks to bring all state boards on par with the CBSE.

A chapter describing Sachin’s cricketing journey has been included in the class IV English and Marathi Balbharathi text books by the Maharastra Government so the children can be inspired from the life of the master blaster.

Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar

The chapter, which introduces students to the concept of collage, describes the professional life of Tendulkar and lists the awards that have been bestowed on the cricketer. Full of pictures, the two-page chapter also has excerpts from his farewell speech where he talks about his coach Ramakant Achrekar.

This is not the first time that students in the state would have to study the life history of a cricketer as part of their syllabus. The likes of Chandrakant Gulabrao “Chandu” Borde and Sunil Gavaskar have found themselves in the pages of school syllabuses.

Sachin stood out for his passion to play for the country and his humility. His farewell speech at Wankhede Stadium showed us that like a big cricketer, he is also a large- hearted human being. Also he is one sportsperson who has never been involved in any controversy. The young generation would certainly learn patriotism and commitment from him.

“The cricketer has achieved so many heights in his professional life. His story is a great inspiration for the students and will help them work harder,” said Chetan Pednekar, vice-president, MNVS.

Meanwhile, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena claimed credit for the development, saying that it was the party which had sought inclusion of a chapter on Tendulkar in school textbooks.
Sharanya Bharathwaj