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PRESS RELEASE ON THE TITLE "NEW HEALTHWAY FOR CLASS 6"

We have taken note of observations published by certain sections of media on one of our titles: "New Healthway Series for Class 6", the explanation on non-vegetarian diet, conduct and other remarks. The matter is regrettable and the book has since been withdrawn and would be referred to the author. We at S. Chand Group, for the last seven decades plus, have pioneered Indian publishing and as industry leaders are known for our quality, transparency and empowering three generations of the country with quality text books. We have an unblemished history till date. This one incident is not only shocking but also saddening to us and it is highly regretted and we are emphatically apologetic. The Group founder, Padmashree Late Shyam Lal Gupta Ji, was not only the doyen of publishing industry, but also founder of FIP and main force behind bringing the Indian publishers together and setting high benchmarks and standards.

It is also regretted that a miscommunication by some agencies has been carried out that the Series in question is CBSE approved, which is entirely groundless & baseless. This Series is not a part of any curriculum or syllabus and is an extended learning series, which may be used by a School or students at their discretion. To place it on record, a total of only 1,384 copies of the title under question were sold last year and 70 copies sold this year in the Indian market.

We regret this lapse but at the same time also put on record our longstanding service and commitment to publishing quality textbooks. The publication of books such as Wren and Martin Grammar Book, Behl and Tuli's Chemistry Books, J. B. Rajam's Physics Books, Thareja's Electrical Engineering Books, R. S. Khurmi's Mechanical Engineering Books, Shanti Narayan's Mathematics Books, Shukla-Grewal's Accountancy Books, M. V. Pylee's Constitution Books, Lakhmir Singh's Science Series, Gupta-Malhotra's Mathematics Books and R S. Agarwal's Competitive Exam Books and a long list of other text and reference books by eminent authors should not be overlooked.

The content & views expressed in that book are solely the views of the author, David S. Poddar, Former Teacher, Principal and Education Director, Seventh-day Adventist, Hosur, Tamil Nadu. As mentioned earlier, we are discontinuing this title with immediate effect and the content therein would also be put up with the author. We categorically express that there was no intention whatsoever to hurt the sentiments of any individual or group.

We at S. Chand remain committed to our mission to provide the highest quality content to the students.

This is the official communication released on behalf of S Chand Group against any query on New Healthway Series Title 6. Any communication in this respect may be sent to info@schandgroup.com.

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Amit Gupta
CEO , S Chand Group