Mrs.Smriti Irani : India’s New HRD Minister
New Delhi: The new BJP government has taken initial
steps towards introducing the Hindu perspective in the education system.
It is learnt that human resources development minister Smriti Irani has
asked HRD officials to develop educational material that encapsulates
the contribution of ancient Indians in different fields like science,
mathematics, social sciences, philosophy, grammar and language.
is learnt that once evolved, this material could be introduced as
chapters in the school curriculum. The ministry is planning to set up a
committee to study the ancient Hindu texts, Vedas, Upanishads and other
epics to select relevant material for teaching.
To deflect
criticism, the Modi government is likely to hold wide consultations with
academics and others before going ahead with the move.
Union HRD
minister Smriti Irani brought this up during detailed interactions with
senior bureaucrats in the past two days. She also articulated her desire
to preserve the ancient culture and heritage of the country, sources
This is being viewed as an attempt by the government to push
through the RSS’ educational revamp agenda.  The RSS has been critical
of the Congress governments for ignoring the contribution of Hindu
culture and religion to nation-building. The rightist organisations have
labelled current textbooks as Left-leaning.
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