The Congress government in Rajasthan, headed by CM Ashok Gehlot, will set up a Vedic Shiksha and Sanskar Board to preserve and revive the study of ancient Sanskrit scriptures in order to ensure that the Youth has knowledge of the country’s glorious past.
Ashok Gehlot made the announcement while addressing the 25th state-level Bhamashah Samman Samaroh at the Birla Auditorium at Jaipur. The board will help future generations take inspiration from Vedic culture, tradition and values, he said. “In a democracy, governments keep changing but there should be no political interference and tampering in the field of education,” he added.
The state-level event was organized to honour the contributions of those who contributed to the transformation of the education sector. He added that during the UPA regime, it was mandatory for industries to donate part of their money towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. “It proved to be a historic decision as it ensured their participation in education, health, and other social sectors, and people were benefitted,” he said.
The NDA government at the Center has been mulling the establishment of a Vedic Education Board for a while now after initially rejecting it. In 2015, Baba Ramdev had requested the government to establish a school board for Vedic education but the HRD Ministry had rejected the suggestion.
In 2016, he had made the same bid but was rejected again. However, earlier this year, it was reported that MHRD Javdekar had given the idea a go-ahead and Baba Ramdev might head the first Vedic Education Board in the country. However, there has been no word on that front yet.
With the dawn of competitive Hindu politics, the Congress government in Rajasthan will certainly score one over the BJP should Gehlot establish the proposed Vedic Board in Rajasthan before the one pondered upon by the Central government.