After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scheme in the memory of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay called ‘Shramev Jayate Karyakram’ in October, the Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) in Vadodara has introduced a short-term course on the RSS ideologue and member of the Bharatiya Jan Sangh.
On Wednesday, at a ceremony to mark the death anniversary of Upadhyay, attended by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and former Rajya Sabha MP and chairman, Research & Development Foundation for Integral Humanism, New Delhi, Maheshchandra Sharma, MSU announced that a short-term course on integral humanism, based on the teachings of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, will be offered by the Centre for Lifelong Learning, MSU under the university’s recently constituted chair, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Adhishthan.
According to the management of MSU, the course is the “need of the hour” in order to study the various aspects of Upadhyay’s philosophy and his contributions to the development of the nation. The chair has been constituted under the Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, Faculty of Arts.
Maheshchandra Sharma, who holds a PhD on Upadhyay’s philosophy, has been instrumental in sketching the short course that will see its first batch from April 22 to 26.