Congressional government to set up Vedic education and Sanskar Council


New Delhi: The congressional government of Rajasthan will establish a Vedic and Sanskar Education Council over the next four to five months, after a committee formed to define the goals, objectives and functioning of the council submitted its report to the Council. state government.

Minister of State (MoS) for Sanskrit Education Subhash Garg said the Vedic Council would be established after approval by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The council will adopt training modules around Vedic knowledge based on the recommendations of the committee.

The Congress had, in its election manifesto for the 2018 State Assembly elections, promised to set up the board of directors and take action to promote Sanskrit.

According to The Hindu, the advice will aim to “revive the knowledge of the ancient Sanskrit scriptures and to relate the learnings of the Vedas to science and yoga”.

“By taking such initiatives, the state congressional-led regime was doing better than the previous BJP government,” the defense ministry said, according to the PTI news agency.

In January of this year, Gehlot announced his government’s intentions to speed up the process to encourage students to conduct research on the Vedas.

He had pointed out that Ayurvedic and Sanskrit universities had been established in the state during the tenure of the Congressional government. “The Vedas are a treasure trove of the principles of good governance. By adopting these doctrines, the concept of the welfare state can be realized, ”Gehlot said at an event in Jaipur marking National Youth Day, according to The Hindu.

The newspaper reported that the committee studied several models of Vedic teaching that are being followed in other states.

Rajasthan has about 20 Vedic boarding schools, including “Gurukuls” (seminars) which adhere to the ancient teacher-disciple tradition. These are managed by a trust and do not follow any regulated program, The Hindu reported.

In January 2019, an agency under the Ministry of Human Resources Development gave its approval in principle to the Bhartiya Shiksha Board, a new national board of education focused on Vedic ideas. Its aim was to standardize Vedic teaching.

(With PTI inputs)

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