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New education policy to be based on vedic science: HRD Minister

May 11, 2020

Union HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has said that the new education policy will be based on vedic knowledge and modern science keeping with the vision of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.

Stating that ancient knowledge should become part of every discipline, the minister said that at present, he believes the ideas of Mahamana are very important for us. “Our cultural heritage is our strength. Based on the vision of Mahamana, we will bring a new education policy that will be based on vedic knowledge and modern science.” He inaugurated a three-day national webinar “COVID-19: The Mahamana’s Indian Vision in Global Context” organised by Mahamana Malaviya Mission, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. The webinar began on Saturday with mantras and kulgeet. 

Joint general secretary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr Krishn Gopal, as a chief speaker of the inaugural session, said that Mahamana always believed education should be a blend of worldly knowledge and spiritual wisdom and established BHU in this context. Adding that non-vegetarianism is the root cause of the corona pandemic, he said the carnivore now stands before us with a gruesome form. “Mahamana and Gandhiji had never accepted non-vegetarianism. We need to follow vedic culture.”

BHU vice chancellor Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar who presided over the event highlighted the importance of cleanliness and hygiene and creating awareness about the disease. He also gave an overview on how teachers are contributing in the fight against Covid-19 by facilitating students with online lectures and reading materials. The webinar witnessed participation of more than 2,000 participants.

Also read: Final NEP to establish India as knowledge superpower: President Kovind

Source: Hindustan Times

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