NEW DELHI: In an apparent attempt to push through the RSS’ educational revamp agenda, the newly-formed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in India has taken initial steps towards introducing the Hindu perspective in the education system, the Indian media report said.
The media report said 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.
It 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.
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been critical of the Congress governments for ignoring the contribution of Hindu culture and religion to nation-building.