Under fire, the education department has issued a show-cause notice to the school. However, the school authorities said the question should be seen as an effort to enhance the students’ knowledge.
“Write the full name of the son of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan,” read the question that appeared in the general knowledge paper of term-end exam-II of Class 6 students of Academic Heights Public School in Khandwa city on Thursday.
While local parents-teachers body raised objections to it, several netizens shared the copy of the question paper on different social media platforms.
District education officer Sanjeev Bhalerao said the issue has come to his knowledge and the department would serve a show-cause notice to the school concerned.
“After getting a reply from the school, further action will be taken as per the directives of the higher authorities,” he said.
Bhalerao said that students should be imparted the kind of education that enhances their knowledge in the interest of the nation.
Office-bearer of parents-teachers body Anis Arjhare said students should have been asked questions related to great personalities and the country’s national heroes like Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Ahilyabai Holkar.
Director of the school, Shweta Jain, said the question papers are set by a Delhi-based organization, with which the school is affiliated.
“Those who are opposing are not the parents of the students studying in her school. So far, none of the parents of the school have made a complaint,” she said
Jain also said that it was wrong to associate the question with religion or communalism. “It should be seen as an effort to enhance knowledge,” she added.