Citing that the medium of instruction at all levels of education at schools should be the mother tongue and that foreign languages should not be used as an alternative to any Indian language, the RSS-affiliated Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) today rcommended the Human Resource and Development ministry that references that insult Indian culture, tradition, sects, thoughts, eminent personalities and offer wrong explanations must be removed from textbooks at all levels. The institution also suggested that research works that do not meet ‘national requirement’ should not get UGC scholarships.
Following a meeting by SSUN leaders to the HRD minister Prakash Javadekar, HRD official, in a mail, acknowledged the SSUN suggestions, and asserted that they will be discussed during the formation of the new education policy.
Gradual removal of English as a medium of instruction, both in private and government institutes was one of the most key suggestions by the SSUN and it had also asked the government ‘immediately provide facilities to introduce education in Indian languages in English-medium institutions like IIT, IIM and NIT’, and ‘take legal action’ against schools forcing foreign language on students.
SSUN was founded by Atul Kothari, a veteran RSS pracharak and an invitee member of the Akhil Bharatiya Karyakarini and veteran swayamsevak Deenanath Batra.