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HRD ministry plans Vedic education board on lines of CBSE (Analysed from the Indian Express, Relevant for GS Prelims, GS Mains Paper I and Paper III, Topic : Relevance of Vedic Education in contemporary society)

The  government is planning to set its own school board for ‘Ved Vidya’ (vedic education). It has been learnt that the HRD ministry plans to establish an examination board under the aegis of Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan (MSRVVP) in Ujjain, an autonomous organisation working on encouraging and preserving ‘Ved Vidya’. A five-member government panel headed by MSRVVP Secretary Devi Prasad Tripathi has suggested an initial fund of Rs 6 crore to set up this board.

The decision to start a Vedic education board, on the lines of CBSE, is based on the recommendation of Sanskrit experts and representatives of gurukuls and ved pathshalas.Vedic education board will promote vedic education based on contemporary relevance among the children of country.

However, it is also alleged that Government is setting the Vedic education board to promote saffornisation of education and promote its political agenda among the children of country.

 



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