Instead of A for apple, kids in Lucknow school learn A for Arjuna, B for Balarama

Uttar PradeshInstead of A for apple, kids in Lucknow school learn A for...


Lucknow: A government school in Lucknow, capital of Uttar Pradesh, has begun to impart knowledge of the English alphabet to the children through mythological and historical names, sources in the school said on Sunday. Once the children were told A for apple, B for ball, C for cat, but now, they are taught A for Arjuna, B for Balarama, C for Chanakya, D for Dhruva, E for Eklavya, F for four Vedas, G for gayatri, H for Hanuman, I for Indra etc.

Such teaching is taking place in Aminabad Inter College in Lucknow. According to principal of the college Saheb Lal Mishra, the students do not have adequate knowledge about Indian culture, so the college has decided to impart knowledge to the students about Indian history and mythology through the English alphabet.

Mishra has said there is a symbolic picture of the character that a particular letter represents. For example, A is for Arjuna, so a symbolic photo of the character has been put alongside the letter, so that the students know that Arjuna was a great warrior in ancient India. The teachers also inform the children about the importance of those characters. Arjuna has been depicted as a great warrior and Chanakya as a great teacher. The institution has, however, never distracted from the actual syllabus, Mishra said. The municipal corporation runs the Aminabad Intermediate College (School) which was set up in 1897. Efforts are on to teach the Hindi alphabet through this method, he said.

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