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Vedic maths, traditional Indian philosophy should be included in National Education Policy, says RSS-affiliated group
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Vedic maths, traditional Indian philosophy should be included in National Education Policy, says RSS-affiliated group

The group has succeeded in getting what they demanded in the past, and this isn't the first time SSUN has pushed for Vedic maths in the NEP.

RSS ideology finds strong influence in BJP-ruled Haryana as state govt appoints Sangh leaders to key positions
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RSS ideology finds strong influence in BJP-ruled Haryana as state govt appoints Sangh leaders to key positions

The school syllabus isn’t the only place where the Sangh ideology can be seen finding influence in Haryana.

NCERT to include Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao in syllabus: Narendra Modi govt on self-promotion overdrive?
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NCERT to include Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao in syllabus: Narendra Modi govt on self-promotion overdrive?

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Beti Bachao, Modi's Digital India campaign and demonetisation are likely to be included in NCERT textbooks for the next academic session.

RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra stokes another controversy, wants Urdu words removed from Gujarat textbooks
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RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra stokes another controversy, wants Urdu words removed from Gujarat textbooks

RSS activist Dinanath Batra made sensational recommendations to the NCERT, asking it to review some portions of school textbooks.

RSS demands removal of English as medium of instruction, ahead of new education policy formulation
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RSS demands removal of English as medium of instruction, ahead of new education policy formulation

The RSS education wing, on Friday, demanded that the use of English language as the medium of instruction should be eliminated and emphasis, instead should be on the mother tongue, from the HRD ministry, ahead of the constitution of the new education policy, according to a report by The Indian Express.

Read my books before you condemn me, says Dinanath Batra on his moral science texts for Haryana schools
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Read my books before you condemn me, says Dinanath Batra on his moral science texts for Haryana schools

The BJP government in Haryana is all set to introduce six books by RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra in the state schools.

RSS strikes again: 'Foreigners' Isaac Newton, Akbar the great to be chucked out of Rajasthan text books
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RSS strikes again: 'Foreigners' Isaac Newton, Akbar the great to be chucked out of Rajasthan text books

The RSS campaign to purge the Indian education system of all 'foreign' influences is due to get a huge boost in Rajasthan, where moves are underway to effectively rewrite 6.5 crore textbooks in the state.

Liberals beware: Modi govt is Sangh’s stepping stone to social, cultural domination
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Liberals beware: Modi govt is Sangh’s stepping stone to social, cultural domination

The RSS would be doubly impressed with Modi because unlike BJP leaders who see Hindutva as a distinct and separate driving force, Modi seeks to dovetail it to good governance, inclusive growth and development and establish a synonymity between the two.

RSS' grand saffron plan for education hits a stumbling block: A reluctant Modi sarkar
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RSS' grand saffron plan for education hits a stumbling block: A reluctant Modi sarkar

The RSS plans to reshape Indian education have hit an unexpected road block.

Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town
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Politics by legal means: Sanskrit pressure group is the new Dinanath Batra in town

We have a new Dinanath Batra in town: The Sanskrit Shikshak Sangh —a group of teachers who got the government to ban German as third language in KVs.

History book wars: BJP, RSS rewriting Dalit history to target Muslims, say experts
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History book wars: BJP, RSS rewriting Dalit history to target Muslims, say experts

As part of its efforts to aggressively push the Hindu nationalist agenda and consolidate the Hindu vote, the RSS has sought to introduce communal overtones to the origins of caste in a never-before-heard-of take on Dalit history.

Goa BJP's youth policy: Pride in motherland, 'ethical' use of social media
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Goa BJP's youth policy: Pride in motherland, 'ethical' use of social media

A new draft Goa state youth policy formulated by the state’s ministry sports and youth affairs wants youngsters to be sensitized towards ethical use of the social media and restore eroding “nationalistic values”.

Not Modi, it's Batra: Why we must go beyond Macaulayputra vs Dhartiputra
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Not Modi, it's Batra: Why we must go beyond Macaulayputra vs Dhartiputra

To meet Batra on his own turf, the liberals also could do with an erudite, devoutly Hindu scholar who can argue with Batra from faith and not just based on freedom of expression. The latter is critically important but a different playing field and a different argument.

Preparing a blueprint to 'Indianise' education: Dinanath Batra
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Preparing a blueprint to 'Indianise' education: Dinanath Batra

Dinanath Batra, an admirer of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has a new mission: preparing a “blueprint” for “Indianising” the country's education system and liberating it from the clutches of western education.

Birthday cakes bad, 'Undivided India': Dinanath Batra's works now in Guj schools
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Birthday cakes bad, 'Undivided India': Dinanath Batra's works now in Guj schools

Book by Dinanath Batra are now going to be a part of the Gujarat primary school syllabus.

Censorship by other means, Dinanath Batra shows the way
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Censorship by other means, Dinanath Batra shows the way

Batra, a former general secretary of the RSS-run Vidya Bharati network of schools, is not a recent phenomenon.

Children of Marx, Macaulay are defaming Hinduism: Dinanath Batra
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Children of Marx, Macaulay are defaming Hinduism: Dinanath Batra

With the BJP now at the Centre, Batra says he is hopeful of a review of the education system. He says he has already met the HRD minister and put forward his suggestions to the ministry.

Dinanath Batra forces publisher to 'set aside' book on Ahmedabad riots
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Dinanath Batra forces publisher to 'set aside' book on Ahmedabad riots

Penguin's decision to pulp Wendy Doniger's book appears to have emboldened Dinanath Batra-led Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti which has now successfully bullied yet another publisher, Orient BlackSwan.

Beyond Hindutva and free speech: Invisible Indians in the Doniger debate
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Beyond Hindutva and free speech: Invisible Indians in the Doniger debate

Finally a few voices are emerging who have a problem with Wendy Doniger’s scholarship but are also adamantly opposed to the pulping of the books. That's a middle ground that is sorely needed.

Wendy Doniger controversy: Why Dinanath Batra is a happy man
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Wendy Doniger controversy: Why Dinanath Batra is a happy man

He said that the author's intent, content and language were all offensive. "The writer clearly says her intention is to bring out the issue of sex in Hinduism. She clearly says I only want to write about sex in Hinduism," said Batra on the show.