Give children a sense of real history in all its positive aspectsOne bane of Indian history in schools is the rapid-fire type of teaching, particularly those that bear references to the role of good spiritual leaders, temples and other places of worship across all religions and, most importantly, the role of superb leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Patel, Nehru, Kamaraj and so on, who were selfless and totally honest in their lives.
The children study history and then quietly forget the lessons. Physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology and computer science take over in terms of importance for everything. This is unfortunate. At least on the weekends, the parents can even ask their children to see some good YouTube videos now available about the lifestyle and achievements of such leaders. Let our children grow up understanding the bigger picture of our country and its achievements and it's problems; compartmentalized learning never ever serves any purpose.