Published: 11th May 2020
Vedic knowledge the basis of the New Education Policy, will bring Pt Madan Mohan Malaviya's vision to life: HRD minister
Dr Krishn Gopal, the Joint General Secretary of the RSS, said that Malaviya always emphasised on the pattern of education that should be "a blend of worldly knowledge and spiritual wisdom"
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said that the New Education Policy (NEP) will be based on "Vedic knowledge and modern science". He was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day National Webinar on “COVID-19: The Mahamana’s Indian Vision in Global Context” organised by Mahamana Malaviya Mission, Banaras Hindu University (BHU).
The minister said that the NEP will bring Pt Madan Mohan Malviya, Hindustan Times reported on May 10. “The whole world is looking towards India. The ideas of Mahamana are certainly very important for us in these times. 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. It will come true to Mahamana’s vision and meet his expectations. Ancient knowledge should become part of every discipline,” Pokhriyal said. “We need to act with solidarity in tough times to win the fight against the COVID-19,” he added.
Dr Krishn Gopal, the Joint General Secretary of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said that Malaviya always emphasised on the pattern of education that should be "a blend of worldly knowledge and spiritual wisdom" and established BHU on these bases, "Civilisation changes after few years, while the culture is everlasting. Mansahar (Nonvegetarian) food is the root cause of corona pandemic. The carnivore now stands before us with a gruesome form. Mahamana and Gandhi Ji had never accepted Non-vegetarianism. We need to follow Vedic culture,” he said.
BHU Vice-Chancellor Dr Rakesh Bhatnagar presided over the event and highlighted the importance of maintaining hygiene and spreading awareness. The welcome note of the seminar was delivered by Dr Upendra Kumar Tripathi, President, Mahamana Malaviya Mission, BHU unit, Varanasi. He underlined on Mahamana’s belief of all-round development and laid emphasis on education and character building. Dr Bhatnagar gave an overview of how teachers are contributing to the fight against Covid-19 by facilitating students with online lectures and reading materials. The webinar saw the virtual participation of more than 2,000 participants.