RAIPUR: The education system in India is still “a continuation of Lord Macaulay’s legacy” and it should be “Indianised”, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday.
“We need to Indianise the modern education being imparted to our students. We need to take ahead what we have inherited from our ancestors,” he said at an event to dedicate the new building of Saraswati Sishumandir at Bhilai in Durg district of Chhattisgarh.
“There is a need to change Lord Macaulay’s education system which is continuing….It is the need of the hour to make the students aware of Indian culture and values,” the Union Urban Development Minister said.
“Bhartiyata is a way of life and the students should be told about Indian history and great Indian personalities,” Venkaiah said.
He attended various programmes in the district as a part of the month-long ‘Vikas Parv’ to inform people about achievements of the Narendra Modi government in the last two years and also addressed a public meeting at Surana College ground in the city.
“Students from the tribal region of Bastar who were studying in the state-run Prayas Vidyalaya have cracked the IIT (mains) exam and I congratulate Chief Minister Raman Singh for this,” the Union Minister said.
Stating that Naxalism is a hindrance to development and violence can’t change people’s lives, he lauded the Raman Singh government’s efforts for development in Bastar region.
The NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is corruption-free and has ushered in significant growth in the last two years, he said.
India’s global prestige had touched new heights and countries from across the globe are coming forward to develop trade and other relations with us, Venkaiah claimed.