Expressing surprise over the
ignorance of the BJP leader for demanding inclusion in the school
curriculum of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' famous address to the
Stanford students, chairman of a local NGO said the speech is
already part of Jr. college syllabus introduced by the Maharashtra
"The BJP spokesman's demand is
surprising. For, the famous Stanford University address Steve Jobs
delivered while addressing the students is already a part of the
English textbook Yuvakbharti introduced by the Maharashtra State
Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune", Chairman
of Noble Education & Welfare Society (NEWS) Aleem Faizee said
while speaking to ummid.com.
"The curriculum, reprinted in 2011,
was introduced by the Maharashtra Education Board in 2007 and is
taught to all 10+ students in Maharashtra", he added.
"In fact, as soon as the news of
Jobs death began taking rounds, we didn't need to introduce him to
the students as his famous speech was part of the syllabus and
because of this they were already familiar with Jobs", Aleem Faizee, who also teaches in a local Education Campus said.
Aleem Faizee was reacting to reports
that said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Tarun Vijay
Friday while describing Apple co-founder Steve Jobs as "a self-realised
yogi and a spiritual achiever", demanded that his Stanford
University speech should become part of school curriculum in the
Son of a Syrian Muslim immigrant and
having a strong spiritual bond with India, Steve Jobs, the
visionary co-founder of Apple Inc died Wednesday after a long
battle with pancreatic cancer.