As a gesture of tribute and respect to Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman who made a heroic return to India after being held captive by Pakistan Army, Rajasthan’s Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra proposed to introduce Wing Commander’s story of bravery in school syllabus.
Dotasra, citing the pilot’s school education in Jodhpur, tweeted on Monday saying, “Abhinandan’s story of bravery will be introduced in the school syllabus of Rajasthan in a bid to honour him.” However, the minister did not mention which standards would have Wing Commander Abhinandan’s story as part of their curriculum.
जोधपुर से पढ़े, हाल ही में पाकिस्तान की सरजमीं से अपने साहस एवम वीरता का परिचय देते हुए वापस लौटने वाले विंग कमांडर अभिनंदन के शौर्य के सम्मानस्वरूप सरकार ने अभिनंदन की शौर्य की कहानी को राजस्थान के स्कूली पाठ्यक्रम में शामिल करने का फैसला लिया है।#AbhinandanDiwas @DIPRRajasthan pic.twitter.com/MRjSLLWJxs
— Govind Singh Dotasra (@GovindDotasra) March 4, 2019
He also wrote a similar Facebook post late Monday using the #AbhinandanDiwas.
Earlier the minister had proposed the addition of stories of troopers who died in the Pulwama attack in the syllabus which was accepted by the syllabus review committee.
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.
received a hero’s welcome back home on Friday night. Soon after his return, he was taken to the Air Force Central Medical Establishment for medical check ups before being shifted to the Research and Referral Hospital.
On Saturday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa met Varthaman during which the IAF pilot apprised them about the mental trauma he was subjected in Pakistan.