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Faulty education system responsible for Sethu affidavit: RSS chief
September 14, 2007 16:21 IST
Blaming the country's education system for the Centre's affidavit doubting the existence of Lord Ram, Rashtriya Swyamsevak Sangh chief K Sudarshan has called for a change in it to preserve the country's social values and identity.
The education system introduced by the British was aimed to eliminate Indian culture, religion and history, said Sudarshan, adding that "they have been successful to an extent."
"Otherwise, the Archaeological Survey of India would not have dared to challenge the existence of Lord Ram," he said while addressing the general session of the three-day North-East RSS conclave in Dhanbad on Thursday.
"The existing English-based system introduced by the British has failed to solve our problems even 60 years after Independence. It must be changed," emphasised Sudarshan.
The main problem with the existing education system is that the medium of instruction is English, according to the RSS chief. "Language and feeling are deeply connected to each other. When we teach our children in English, we eliminate their original feelings."
Lashing out at the foreign media operating in the country, the RSS chief alleged that they were sponsored by the church and their sole aim was to eliminate Hindu religion, culture and defame Hindu gods and goddesses. "Campaigning against Hindu religion, cult and culture must be banned at any cost," he said.
Supporting the Centre's move towards making the country a nuclear power, he said former president A P J Abdul Kalam had said that the country would become a super power by 2020. "This will be possible only if we become a nuclear power."