The Union HRD Minister, Smriti Irani, has sought explanation from the CBSE, who according to her, was responsible for sending a congratulatory letter on her behalf to a teacher with too many spelling errors.
The letter, which was signed by Irani, was sent to one Richa Kumar of DPS Bhilai, went viral after she posted it on social media platform Facebook on Thursday.
The lady teacher’s Facebook post said, “Thank you for congratulating me on the excellence I exemplify. However, having been a teacher for the last twenty years, your official letter head is an affront to my sensibilities as a Language teacher. The attached photographs are self explanatory. Please ensure that at least the people who work for you, in your ministry, are well educated.”
The The Minister’s name was spelt incorrectly in Hindi as well as the words “minister” and “sansadhan (in Hindi)” (See photo)
Irani told reporters, ““I have sought an explanation from CBSE as there were spelling mistakes in some of the letters.”
Embarrassed by too many twitter jokes, the minister finally responded to one user on the micro blogging website:
@rai_saurabh100 no it's not Saurabh. Would not misspell my own name in Hindi. Have asked concerned organisation to give an explanation.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 21, 2015
It’s a common practice for the HRD ministry to send congratulatory letters to the top performers of CBSE board examinations as well as to teachers.