He also said that he believes that living person’s life should not be included as part of school curriculum.
“Am reading in the news that some states want to include Narendra Modi’s life struggles as a part of their school curriculum,” PM tweeted on Friday.
“I firmly believe that the life story of living individuals should not be included as a part of the school curriculum,” Modi added.
Modi further tweeted, “India has a rich history of several stalwarts who made India what it is today. Young minds should read about these greats & emulate them.”
Speculations began after Gujarat education department recently announced that the state is planning to introduce a chapter in school textbooks on Narendra Modi’s life.
Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan governments had also expressed their intention of teaching the biography of Narendra Modi in schools.
Minister for school education Paras Jain told reporters, “We have been traditionally teaching schoolchildren on lives of great kings and freedom fighters. But we are now considering introducing lessons on Narendra Modi so that children can be inspired by a living icon. No one can deny that Modi’s life is inspirational. It can set an example before our students to see and know a man who was born in a humble family but rose to become PM.”