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Nw: Accused of saffronising education, Venkaiah Naidu says ‘what’s atrocious with saffron?’

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Countering allegations that the authorities is saffronising the country’s education device, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has known as on Indians to step out of the colonial hangover and demanded ‘what’s atrocious with saffron?’

“We are accused of saffronising education, however then what’s atrocious with saffron,” Naidu mentioned, as quoted by PTI, after inaugurating the South Asian Institute of Peace and Reconciliation at the Dev Sanskriti Vishwa Vidyalaya in Haridwar.

The Vice President went one step extra and mentioned Indians may presumably well also merely silent outright reject the Macaulay device of education, a reference to Macaulayism, or the coverage of introducing the English model of education to British colonies. It was once named after Thomas Babington Macaulay, a British historian who played a critical plan within the introduction of English as the medium of instruction in India.

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The imposition of a international language has in flip confined education to the elite, claimed Naidu.

“Centuries of colonial rule taught us to survey upon ourselves as an unfriendly bustle. We were taught to hate our accept as true with tradition, ancient wisdom. This slowed our increase as a nation. The imposition of a international language as our medium of education confined education to a limited fragment of the society, depriving a gargantuan inhabitants of the true to education,” he mentioned.

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As an alternate, the of us of the country may presumably well also merely silent learn to take grasp of satisfaction in their Indian identification, mentioned Naidu, advocating the “Indianisation” of the education device and a return to our roots.

“We may presumably well also merely silent feel glad with our heritage, our tradition, our forefathers. We must return to our roots. We must stop our colonial mindset and educate our children to take grasp of satisfaction in their Indian identification. We must learn as many Indian languages as that you may presumably well be imagine. We must esteem our mother tongue. We must learn Sanskrit to know our scriptures, which is more likely to be a elaborate trove of files,” the vp mentioned.

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(With PTI inputs)

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