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Scrap English requirement, references that insult India: RSS education wing to HRD

The RSS wing demands emphasis on Indian languages at all levels of education and gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction.

Written by Ashutosh Bhardwaj | New Delhi | Updated: October 21, 2016 5:21 pm
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The medium of instruction from elementary to higher levels in schools should be the mother tongue. Foreign languages should not be offered as an alternative to any Indian language at the school level. English should no longer be mandatory at any level. All research works must be linked to “national requirements” and projects that do not meet this condition should not get UGC scholarships. References that insult Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts, eminent personalities and offer wrong explanations must be removed from textbooks at all levels.

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These are some of the recommendations that the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) has made to the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the new education policy that is to be formulated soon.

The SSUN leaders have already met HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar with their list of suggestions. An October 14 email by an HRD official to the SSUN acknowledges that “suggestions given by you have been noted down. They will be discussed during the formation of the new education policy”.

Among the significant demands of the SSUN is the emphasis on Indian languages at all levels of education and gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction, both in private and government institutes. It has asked the government to “immediately provide facilities to introduce education in Indian languages in English-medium institutions like IIT, IIM and NIT”, and “take legal action” against schools that prevent students from speaking in their mother tongue.

On their meeting with Javadekar, SSUN founder and secretary Atul Kothari told The Indian Express: “He said we will certainly consider your suggestions. He also appreciated many suggestions.”

Kothari is a veteran RSS pracharak and an invitee member of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini. Veteran swayamsevak Deenanath Batra is another founder of the SSUN.

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    Onkar Singh
    Oct 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm
    25 years ago not 255,correction
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      Onkar Singh
      Oct 21, 2016 at 5:31 pm
      255 years ago Chinese students were no.1,in rank doing Phd' s in American universities,so they must have learnt English to qualify for a scholarship in American Universities.So get your facts straight.
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        Onkar Singh
        Oct 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm
        Modi is presumably from the RSS and therefore should be a man of good character.What happened to this man of character? Why can't he bring back black money?These men have two sets of character: one for elections,and the other for their friends who help them with their black money to win elections.Jai Hind!
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          Onkar Singh
          Oct 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm
          What's wrong in being a Dalit? Don't get personal.Think before you accuse a person of being a Dalit.This is a casteist mentality.Have the decency of being a human being.Sanskrit will perpetuate the casteist atude.Get out of bing people.People like you spew venom when you open your mouth.Stop it.
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            Onkar Singh
            Oct 21, 2016 at 5:40 pm
            Why not make Mohan Bhagwat the HRD Minister for 6 months to run the IITs with only Sanskrit being the medium of instruction in the IITs.And how many of them go on to do Higher studies abroad? Let's give these talented Sanskrit scholars a chance!!
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