A meeting was conducted by the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani to hold deliberations with the functionaries of a few RSS-affiliated education bodies regarding a new education policy.
Sources said during the deliberations, RSS functionaries put forth a list of candidates to be appointed in centrally funded educational institutions, where the seats for it are lying vacant. Points were also raised about giving importance to a revamped education system which instills nationalism, pride and ancient Indian values through the medium of modern education.
The meeting was consumed by debates on whom to appoint at a particular institution as representative for education and knowledge. Few education bodies came out with resolutions recently to support new changes in the curriculum, as well.
A draft outline was created by the Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, an RSS body promoting the idea of teaching the mother tongue and classical languages such as Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian among others.The draft titled ‘Bhartiya Education Outline’ proposed the idea of compulsory study of one economic activity based subject after eight years of primary education.
The Dinanath Batra-headed Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas had proposed introduction of vedic maths in schools across the country in the month of June.