Rajasthan students will have the story of Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman bravery in textbooks.
The proposal came from the state’s education minister Govind Singh Dotasra who specify the pilot’s school education in Jodhpur as he tweeted on Monday “Abhinandan’s story of bravery will be introduced in the school syllabus of Rajasthan in a bid to honor him.” He also wrote a Facebook post late Monday using the #AbhinandanDiwas.
Dotasra did not mention the classes where Wing Commander Abhinandan’s story will be studied.
Wing Commander Abhinandan emerged a hero after he shot down a Pakistani F-16 warplane before his MiG 21 was downed forcing him to get out. Later he surrendered to Pakistan army and spent about 60 hours in Pakistani custody before returning India Friday night.
The education department of Rajasthan recently inaugurated a Government defense academy which is to be set up with an investment of Rs. 31.5 crore in Sikar. The academy named Maharao Shekhaji Shashastra Bal Prasikshan.