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Green Valley School assignment blooper: People call error callous, irresponsible

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Srinagar, Jan 30: The blooper by noted school, Green Valley Education Institute (GVEI), Ellahi Bagh, Buchpora in its recent winter assignment for class second has not only taken the people by surprise but hurt their sentiments as well.

The assignment pertaining to the English subject refers to Ali as a proper noun for “dog”.

 

On Tuesday, the assignment went viral on social media, evoking sharp criticism from the netizens.

Even though the school has tendered an apology, the people feel that it is not sufficient, adding that stern action should be taken against the school.

“No Muslim can tolerate disrespect to name Ali becaues this name is sacred to Muslims.  The school has hurt the religious sentiments of all the Kashmiris,”said  a local, Imran Ahmad.

A parent whose daughter is studying in class second said, “I wonder, what kind of impression the act will leave on the minds of students!”
“This is totally unacceptable. We fail to understand, how such a grave mistake has been committed by the school. Action should be taken against them,” he said.

Criticizing “Mypedia”, a digital curriculum started by the school from the current session, he said that those formulating curriculum and assignments need to be cautious.

“They have to remain extra-vigilant. As far as “Mypedia” is concerned, it was launched with much fanfare. It was said that it will ensure error free curriculum for the students,” he said.

Joint, director, school education department, central, Abid Hussain said that department has sought explanation from the school.
“We have given two days’ time to the school management. Meanwhile, we have asked them to remove the material from the website and tender apology,” he said.

Talking to The Kashmir Monitor, chairman, KVEI Mohammad Yousuf Wani said that the occurrence of this error in the assignment was unfortunate.
“I am presently out of station. I have directed my subordinates to look into the matter. The word has actually been construed wrongly. It is a grave mistake committed by one of our computer operators,” he said.

While tendering the apology, he said that “we as Muslims have great regard for Sahabis (Ridwana-lahi-tallah) and our faith is incomplete, if we don’t have regard and respect for the close companions of the revered Prophet (s.a.w).”

“This is an advertent error and i once again tender apology to all including parents, whose sentiments have rightly been hurt. The assignment has been removed from the website forthwith, strict action would be initiated against the computer operator,”he said.