Parents of students from different grades staged a pitched protested at Kalyan’s St. Mary’s High School on last Thursday against the school’s alleged move to force them to buy a textbook on Vedic Maths, which has been introduced as an additional course in the syllabus.
As reported by Mumbai Mirror,
“The book costs Rs 2,500 which is a steep sum. When I went to buy the book set at the school, the office and teachers said that it is mandatory to purchase it. The set also has a book of stories in Hindi. Why are these books compulsory. I bought the Vedic Maths books because I did not know whether or not it is a must. Last year those who bought the book, found no sums were solved in it,” a parent who attended the protest told
Parents demanded that the school take back copies of the Vedic Maths book, cancel the additional course and rollback the 15 per cent fee hike for the current academic year.