|
|
|
|
|
8th Shabanul Mujam 1436 | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Politics

Make teachings of sages part of school syllabus, Advani says

Saturday, 5 January 2013
Comments(0)
New Delhi, January 05:

Senior BJP leader L K Advani has rued that contributions of sages and seers have been ignored in history teaching in schools on the pretext that anything to do with religion was a taboo in a secular state.

He found fault with the teaching of history in schools entirely focusing on kings and dynasties largely ignoring the contributions of sages and seers to the nation.

"It is indeed unfortunate that in Indian schools, the teaching of history is almost entirely focused on kings, their dynasties, their wars and exploits," he said.

"The remarkable contributions of our sages and seers are generally kept away from the children, and often on the plea that in a secular state anything to do with religion is taboo," he said in his latest blogpost.

The blogpost has been penned in the backdrop of his New Year eve visit to Sivagiri Mutt in Kerala, founded by saint-reformer Sree Narayana Guru, to inaugurate the annual pilgrims meet.

Advani patted Kerala chief minister Oommen Chandy for assuring that the teachings of the Guru, the 20th century reformer who preached the message of "one caste, one religion and one God for man", would be included in school syllabus."

"In my speech at Sivagiri I urged Union Minister Vyalar Ravi (who was present) to ensure that Kerala's initiative is emulated by the Centre and other states.

"It would elevate the level of school studies if the teachings and ideals of saints like Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda are part of the normal curriculum,"Advani said.
He said what Kerala had done, and, what should be done by educational institutions all over the country was something that would raise the Spiritual Quotient of countrymen along with Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ).

"While coining this S.Q. phrase, I do not have any religion or creed in mind, I am thinking only of the ethical and moral values a student imbibes in his institution," he said.

Latest News

Heat wave toll in Andhra, Telangana crosses 1,300

The heat wave sweeping across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana claimed over 200 more lives since Tuesday ...

Sisodia dubs MHA's notification as 'Talibani'

Terming the MHA's notification giving absolute power to Lt Governor as "Talibani", Deputy Chief Min ...

Death toll reaches 1,020 in Andhra Pradesh

The death toll due to severe heat wave sweeping Andhra Pradesh crossed the 1000-mark on Wednesday with the scorching mercury claiming 168 mo ...

Related News

Nobody in my family eats beef, clarifies Rijiju

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that the Indian Constitution has given the ...

'We are answerable to Delhi, hence we must appoint our own official...

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that his government is answerable to the peop ...

Modi brought country from silent to active mode: Rajnath

Attacking the previous Congress-led UPA government, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said it suffer ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26810 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Should mercy killing be legalised in India?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, Telangana, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com