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Saffron must be made national colour: Batra

28, Sep 2015

Sep 28, 2015 | AGE CORRESPONDENT With agency inputs| New Delhi
Asserting that even the Unesco has advocated routing education through culture, convenor of the RSS-backed Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, Dinanath Batra on Sunday dismissed criticism against Manohar Lal Khattar government for deciding to include his books on “moral science” in the school curriculum. Mr Khattar, in fact, said if telling students about culture and history is “saffronisation” then the country should move faster in that direction. Mr Batra, who is on a panel formed by the Haryana government to bring in qualitative changes in the education system, also suggested that saffron should be made the “national colour” and claimed Ram and Krishna are part of the country’s history and not just religious texts.
“If telling our young generation about India’s culture, examples and stories of sacrifice made in history is saffronisation, I would say we are moving a bit slow towards it and very fast I would like to see the entire country saffronised,” he said on sidelines of an event. He said the “safrronisation” charge being levelled against the BJP government in Haryana was uncalled for and it is important for students to know about their culture and values which will help them channelise their energy.


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