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The election results in West Bengal local bodies are indicative of an unprecedented upsurge in BJP following. Is the core supporter of the BJP feeling content?

Published: May 22, 2017 5:20 AM

Reform education to inculcate nationalism

After three years of the NDA II government, the people at large seem to be satisfied with the performance per se, which has clearly been reflected in the results of the elections held in the states and local bodies where BJP hardly had any following electorally. The election results in West Bengal local bodies are indicative of an unprecedented upsurge in BJP following. Is the core supporter of the BJP feeling content? The Sangh Parivar and the BJP have always stood for cultural nationalism with the commitments on Ram Mandir at Ayodhya, abolition of Article 370 for J&K and an Uniform Civil Code. The core supporter is eagerly waiting these commitments be fulfilled, but the circumstances are bleak. The development of the spirit of nationalism among the educated masses solely lies on the system and the curriculum under which their educational process gets completed. This process has been deliberately deviated, against national pride, first by the Britishers and, consequently, by the Congress-Communist combine under the grab of secularism. The curriculum of secondary as well as higher education has been so devised with the distortion of historical facts that an educated youth has no love for his country, cultural heritage or ancestors. The RSS has been contesting the curriculum and the text books of NCERT which have been meticulously designed to damage national pride, and alternative history packages have been worked out by many nationalist scholars. But, even after the lapse of three years, no sign of change is visible and the students continue to be taught the myths and fallacies. It is a matter of grave concern for all those who admit that time is running out fast. When shall the new education policy be announced? When shall NCERT books be changed and the syllabi revised for higher education?

— Jai Prakash Gupta, Ambala

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