Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 June 2016
News updated at 7:25 PM IST
Weather
Max: 26.3°C
Min : 20.3°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Have harmed ourselves by following British edu system: Rajnath

New Delhi, Aug 26 , 2013(PTI)
 BJP President Rajnath Singh AP File Photo

The education system in the country was a British legacy aimed at "subjugating Indian minds" and had led to "cultural pollution", BJP President Rajnath Singh said today.

Singh, who had recently drawn flak for blaming the English language for India's social and cultural ills, asked his party's teachers' wing to think about changes which should be brought in the prevailing academic system to make it suitable for Indian thought and culture.

"Our education system founded by British is behind the cultural pollution today... Many research works being carried out across the world have their roots in India," he said at a meeting of the party's teachers' cell here.

"The British came up with an education system meant to keep our youth uninformed about their rich culture and tradition. We have harmed ourselves by following it," he said.

Universities in ancient India enjoyed more autonomy than do Western institutions today, he said, adding that the literacy level then was close to 95 per cent and even sanitation workers could read and write.

Singh said that noted physicist Werner Heisenberg was inspired by a discussion he had with Rabindranath Tagore on Vedic philosophy which led to the discovery of the 'Uncertainty Principle', his best known work.

The Pythagoras Theorem was first discovered by an Indian mathematician, but Western scientists usurped it, Singh said.

"Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose wrote of the God Particle first, before Western scientists established its presence last year," he said.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Villagers looking at a one horned rhinoceros that strayed in...

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan during the Pro Kabaddi match between Jaipur....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Illuminated Mysuru Palace during the marriage....

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Fans holds an national soccer team jersey with the name and number of Lionel Messi...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Virat Kohli interacts with children at the launch of Stepathlon Kids...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

Horse-mounted Policemen seen at a road in Kolkata...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

An egret takes off in New Delhi on Tuesday...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

A typist attends a customer at a street flooded after heavy rains outside Court complex...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523