It incorporates the concern for peace education expressed in the National Curriculum Framework. The series is specially designed to sensitize students to the need for harmony and mutual respect among individuals and communities. It aims to help the young learners recognize their own responsibility towards their environment and to instill in them the values that are vital to a meaningful and socially productive life. Each book incorporates these values through stories from history, folk tales, fables, real-life events and world literature. Laying the foundation of a peaceful world is one of the greatest needs as well as challenges of our times. The main focus of this revised edition is therefore to inculcate and reinforce universal human values of peace, love, truth and cooperation, so as to cultivate the knowledge, skill and attitude needed to achieve and sustain a global culture of peace.