HRD minister to attend RSS affiliate’s meet on new education policy
NEW DELHI: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is gearing up for another attempt to stamp its influence on India’s new education policy and put pressure on the government to include suggestions such as compulsory daily prayers in schools and colleges, sources said.
The Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal (BSM), ann affiliate of the RSS, will organiserganise a seminar next Tuesdayesday to discuss the proposals, inn which Union human resource ource development minister ister
Prakash Javadekar ar will be one of the speakers. The high-profile event will be attended by Muralidhar Rao, the BJP national general secretary. This will possibly be Javadekar’sfirstpublicinteraction after taking charge on Thursday.
“The HRD ministry has made some parts of the policy public and we will discuss the policy with experts and give our suggestions too,” said Mukul Kanitkar, organisingorganis secretary of the BSMBSM.
The attempt is likely to reignireignite charges by the OppOpposition and many activiactivists that the governmenment is trying to “saffronise”fro education.