Citing January 26 violence, DAV School in Chennai responds to controversy over English question paper

Feb 23 2021 03:34 PM
Citing January 26 violence, DAV School in Chennai responds to controversy over English question paper

The DAV group of faculties has responded to the hullabaloo over an English question paper in a Chennai school stating the January 26 violence in NewDelhi. They stated that certain wordings in an English question paper were that of a teacher and they did not reflect the views of the institution. This comes after several people including Congress MP Shashi Tharoor demanded an answer from the school, over a question regarding the January 26th, Farm Law protests which took place in Delhi.

The English Language and Literature question paper dated February 11 was of the second revision exam for Class X.

The said phrase in the English question paper asked students to write a letter to the Editor, condemning the 'terrible, violent acts of miscreants who fail to realize that country comes before personal needs and gains'.

Many individuals questioned the language used within the paper and sought a response from the college. 

Shashi Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, had tweeted, “Is that this an English Language examination paper or will we now have exams on ‘The best way to Write Propaganda’? DAV Faculty Gopalapuram pls make clear.” Whereas one part had questioned the college, there have been others who had shared their appreciation for DAV having featured this query. 

Acknowledging the large spectrum of responses that the college had acquired after this difficulty erupted, DAV stated, “Ours being a various nation, it has not been stunning that the suggestions has additionally been fairly various – from expletive-laden hate to solemn help for the establishment that has been offering top quality, value-based, inexpensive training over the past 50 years.”

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