The Gujarat government has banned a magazine, which were supplied to thousands of state-run schools in the state, for containing lewd jokes.
Gujarat Minister of State for Education Raman Vora said that the 'Puzzle Magic' was banned because of containing four pages of lewd jokes in its May issue. The copies have been distributed to 35,000 government schools in the state.
The schools under 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan', which are meant to develop reading habits of children, to improve their general knowledge and to increase interest in subjects like science and mathematics, should not have such magazine of lewd jokes, which will create a deep impact on the mind of the small kid.
In fact, the magazine was published and printed by Amisha Printers and Publishers. However, the printer had sub-contracted the work to Golibar Publications, which had printed and supplied the magazine to all the schools.
Taking a tough action against the magazine, the government had issued a notice to the publishing firm for distributing the magazine without the government's clearance.
However, the magazine was supplied violating the contract of work order. The government has cancelled the work order of the publisher and blacklisted the magazine for the violation.