RSS icons MS Golwalkar, VD Savarkar to be part of Haryana university syllabus

Chandigarh: The teachings of late Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue MS Golwalkar, Deendayal Upadhyay and VD Savarkar will form part of the curriculum of the Central University of Haryana and will inculcate "nationalism" among students, the varsity said on Thursday.

Image of Central University of Haryana. Courtesy: Haryana university

Image of Central University of Haryana. Courtesy: Haryana university website

The centrally-funded university said it has also decided to include teachings of Swami Vivekanand, Rabindranath Tagore, Dayanand Saraswati, Ram Manohar Lohia, JP Narayan and Acharya Narendra Dev in the syllabus of the post-graduate course of political science.

The decision has been taken "to inculcate the best virtues of high morality, ethical standards and nationalism among its students", the university said in a statement.

It noted that the "visionaries have made unparallel and significant contribution in nation building and in propounding the idea of nationalism".

Hailing the decision, Vice Chancellor RC Kuhad said: "This change in syllabus is a new beginning that will help the students of political science in understanding the subject matter through the perspective or lenses of these imminent political thinkers."

The university also said the lessons of these nationalists would be imparted to second year students of MA political science in their third and the last semesters.

RSS is the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party both in the state and at the Centre.

Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 17:56 PM

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