Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) attuned Vidya Bharati will establish five new universities across the country. The development was confirmed by the National Organizing Secretary of the Vidya Bharati, Yatindra Sharma during a post in Uttarakhand Haridwar. “The goal (of the new universities) is to bring positive changes to education,” Sharma said by a leading newspaper.
RSS has long been involved in school education in the country and is now gearing up to focus on higher education through its organization Uchch Shiksha Sansthan. It has already opened Chanakya University in Karnataka’s Bengaluru and another varsity is under development in Guwahati in Assam.
A total of 200 students have enrolled in the first batch of university in Bengaluru. About 50 students of VIdya Bharati schools receive free education at this university.
Sharma emphasized that RSS-run educational institutions were open to students of all classes, castes and creeds, and said a “large number” of students in their 29,000 schools were from Muslim and Christian communities.
RSS-minded Vidya Bharati recently announced a campaign to raise awareness about the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 introduced by the Center. The campaign aims to highlight aspects of “India-centric education” and inspire “dignity of labour” with skills education proposed from grade 6 and encourage “mother tongue” in NEP themed competitions.
The campaign began on September 11. Shriram Araowker, the organization’s general secretary, announced that they wanted to help the government implement NEP with their large network of schools across the country.
Araowker called the NEP an India-oriented policy and added that it should reach the most remote parts of the country.
The campaign discusses the scope, scale and impact of the reforms under the NEP. In addition, MyNEP competition and other popular NEP-themed competitions are also hosted.
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