School students in Maharashtra would get to learn about the ‘God’ of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, as part of their curriculum activities from next academic year.
“The government is considering adding Tendulkar in school syllabus so that children are inspired by his life and achievements,” school education minister Rajendra Darda said.
“We are holding a meeting next week to discuss the issue,” the minister said.
Asked from which standard Tendulkar would be included in the syllabus, the minister said, “These things are to be finalised. However, one thing is certain, that from June (the start of the forthcoming academic year), students will have a lesson on Tendulkar.”
This is not the first time that students in the state will have to read the life history of a cricketer as part of their syllabus. The likes of Chandrakant Gulabrao “Chandu” Borde and ‘little master’ Sunil Gavaskar had found themselves in the pages of school books.