Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal on Monday assured the Rajya Sabha that a chapter on the life of freedom fighter Rani Avantika Bai would be included in school curriculum.

“I can't give directions on the issue but the sentiments of the House will be conveyed to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT),” Mr. Sibal told agitated MPs of the BJP and the BSP who stalled House proceedings twice protesting against the government's inability to include the life of Rani Avantika Bai in school syllabus.

Rani Avantika Bai was a Lodhi warrior-queen in princely state of Ramgarh, now in Madhya Pradesh, and had fought against Britishers in 1857 and sacrificed her life.

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