Error found in Grade IV Social Studies textbook

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By Thakur Prasad Acharya,Myagdi, Mar. 30: An error has been found in the textbook of grade IV. In Social Studies and Human Values, a textbook prescribed for the government schools, some tourist places, rivers and geographical areas of Myagdi districts are mistakenly mentioned as places of Kaski district.

On the 93rd page of the book prepared by the Curriculum Development Centre (CDC), it is written that natural heritages like Pun Hill, Rupse Waterfall and the Kaligandaki River are in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski district. They are actually in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi district.  

It is written in the book, "Sita's house is in Kaski of Annapurna Rural Municipality. Machhapuchhre Rural Municipality is located in the east, Myagdi district in the west, and Manang district in the north. Pokhara Metropolitan City is located in the south. It is named after Annapurna Mountain. A lot of Rhododendron flowers are found in this village. As many tourists come to observe Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Nilgiri mountains and to observe the view of the sunrise, this area has tourist importance. There are tourist heritage sites like the Kaligandaki River, Rupse Waterfall and Pun Hill. Roads have been built to reach the rural municipality.” 

In the book prepared three years ago, it was mentioned that Rupse Waterfall, Pun Hill and the Kaligandaki River, which are in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi district are mentioned to be in Annapurna Rural Municipality of Kaski. 

After noticing the error, Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi requested the CDC to correct the error in writing, said Rural Municipality Chairman Bharat Kumar Pun.

Chairman Pun said, "We have informed about the error in the book through the Education Development and Coordination Unit. Myagdi to the CDC, Sanothimi, Bhaktapur. 

The error in the book that children read is serious, he said. He said that children were being taught wrong things for three years.

Dal Bahadur Thapa, Head of Education Development and Coordination Unit, Myagdi, said that after finding errors in the book, he sent a letter to correct the errors.

He said, "We were not aware of the error in the book either. After the Rural Municipality found the error and asked to correct it, we informed the CDC immediately.” 

For this year, the books have already been printed.  From next year, it will be corrected, said Thapa. 

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