As part of an attempt the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has developed course materials and project-based activities to sensitize students about the culture and heritage of the north eastern states.
In a letter thanking all its stakeholders CBSE chairperson Satbir Bedi draws attention to the steps being taken to create awareness about the region. This is being done as per the recommendations of Bezbaruah committee, which was constituted by the ministry of home affairs to look into the concerns of people from the northeast living in other parts of the country.
The CBSE has also included 25% questions on these states in the CBSE heritage quiz.
A filmmaking competition will also be organized on topics such as festivals, tourism, crafts and flora and fauna of the region.
The board has also approved to introduce four new languages - Rai, Gurung, Tamang and Sherpa - in the curriculum for the benefit of students in Sikkim.
There were several incidents of attack on people from the northeast states in the recent past.