HRD to push its agenda further, plans ‘vedic vidya board’
New Delhi: BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre is contemplating to set up its own school board for ‘ved vidya’ (vedic education) on the lines of CBSE.
Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry plans to establish it under the aegis of Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan (MSRVVP) in Ujjain, according to the initial reports. The government, however, had earlier rejected a similar proposal by yoga guru Ramdev lately.
The decision to this effect was taken after Sansikrit experts and representatives of gurukuls and ved pathshalas and met under the chairmanship of Swami Govindadeva Giri in Bengaluru on January 17 and gave recommendations in this regard. Chamu Krishna Shastry, advisor (languages) to HRD Minister Smriti Irani, had also attended this meeting.
A five-member government panel headed by Devi Prasad Tripathi, the secretary of MSRVVP -- an autonomous organisation working on encouraging and preserving ‘Ved Vidya’ -- had suggested an initial fund of Rs six crore to set up this board. The Centre is likely to take a final call on this soon, the HRD ministry sources said.