Priyanka Chopra: the first Bollywood star in Indian school curriculum

Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai (Washington Bangla Radio): The Power-PC brand is only moving from strength to strength as the actress now features in the first chapter of the Environmental Studies book which is part of the Springdales School’s curriculum.

It was only once the actress visited the school as chief guest for an event did she realize that the class 5 students studied an entire chapter on her life.A first-of-its-kind honor bestowed on an actress ,the story has been adapted from the life of Priyanka Chopra whose father was in the army which resulted in her spending her childhood in many places including Bareilly, Lucknow, Mumbai in India and Newton, Massachusetts and Iowa in the USA.

Dr Jyoti Bose, principal, Springdales School, New Delhi, , “We chose the book on the basis of overall content and didn’t even know that Priyanka was featured in the chapter. As a coincidence, we chanced upon the chapter a day before her visit and decided to surprise her with it. She was overwhelmed.”

Says a source, “ Talking about Priyanka’s army background, the wide exposure to people and places that were part of her childhood ,the first chapter titled :Roving Families;Shifting Homes uses the actress as an example for the environmental studies book ,which has wide reach across various educational institutions….This is the first time an actress is honored in such a manner which only goes to show how she comes across as a responsible icon for the youth”.

Springdales affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education also have partnerships across the globe, including schools from Australia, Great Britain and Germany.