The Education Department of West Bengal has decided to include the local football club Mohun Bagan’s saga of winning against a British team in 1911 in the school curriculum.
However, the department has not yet decided in which class the chapter related to it will be taught. Chairman of the Expert Committee attached to the syllabus and textbooks of the state-run schools, Avik Majumdar said that it will be a part of the history book.
Majumdar told PTI that we will include a chapter on the glorious achievement of 11 football players. He instilled confidence among Indians that the British could be defeated. This chapter will create awareness on our sports history and nationalism.
Mohun Bagan defeated the East Yorkshire Regiment on 29 July 1911 to win the famous IFA Shield title. A 2–1 win over Mohun Bagan became the first Indian club to end British dominance in the tournament.