New Delhi: Under the National Education Policy (NEP), beginning on January 26 with Vasant Panchami, students all over the nation will be taught the “corrected” version of Indian history, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced on Tuesday. In remarks made at a program co-hosted by the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana and the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), the minister claimed that books are being republished with new compositions and that these books will clarify India’s position to the rest of the world.
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“Students across the country will be taught a corrected version of Indian history under the National Education Policy from January 26 on the occasion of Vasant Panchami,” he said as per PTI.
“The NEP will provide us with many opportunities. Mother tongue has been given priority in the NEP. Imparting education without giving priority to the mother tongue is meaningless,” the education minister said.
“We must give a new global perspective to India’s ancient culture and civilisation in the 21st century. Books are being re-published with new compositions,” Pradhan said.
“These books will give clarity to the world about India. These books will be available in digital modes also,” he added.
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According to Pradhan, India has a wonderful opportunity to showcase its history to the rest of the world while holding the G20 presidency.
“We must make G20 a celebration as well as an opportunity to showcase India’s art, culture and civilisation to the world,” he said.
The Gopal Narayan Singh University in Jamuhar, Bihar’s Sasaram district, hosted the event. Numerous academics, including Central University of Himachal Pradesh Vice-Chancellor Satyaprakash Bansal, attended.