Saga of ‘village of rebels’ to be added in Haryana school curriculum
CHANDIGARH : The saga of a Haryana village, which took part in the country’s First War of Independence, will be included in the school curriculum from the next academic session, the state government said Friday.
State education minister Ram Bilas Sharma announced the decision while presiding over a meeting of the school education department at the civil secretariat here. The government has decided to include in school syllabus the inspiring saga of Rohnat village in Bhiwani district, about 233 km from here, Sharma said.
Rohnat were branded as a “Village of Rebels” by the Britishers during the revolt of 1857 against the East India Company.
For their role in the First War of Independence, the entire village population was stripped off their landholdings and men were crushed under road-rollers, locals have maintained.