Sangh-affiliated education body plans massive outreach to universities

Sangh-affiliated education body plans massive outreach to universities

Courtesy : Bureau24/09/2018 08:58

NEW DELHI: Days after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat held an open house in New Delhi, a Sangh-affiliated education body is set to hold a massive outreach for heads of educational institutes, with much help from the Union Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry, national education regulators University Grants Commission and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and JNU.

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the conclave by the Nagpurbased Research for Resurgence Foundation on September 29 at Vigyan Bhawan.

Over 300 academics and other eminent people are expected to attend the event, Rajesh Biniwale, Convenor of the Foundation, told Media. The foundation was set up in 2017 by RSS’ Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal. While the Prakash Javadekar-led ministry has invited heads of all IITs, IIMs, NITs, IISERs and Central Universities to attend the day-long conference, UGC and AICTE are pitching in with organising the event.

Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Indian Council for Social Science & Research, JNU and Indira Gandhi National Open University are also collaborating with the foundation to hold the ‘Conference of Academic Leadership on Education for Resurgence’ next week. The Agenda The primary aim is to get all higher education institutes to function in synergy and in mission mode to build a vibrant nation, exchange innovative ideas and and plan sustainable solutions to “urgent national needs”

The conference will end with a road map on learning rather than teaching, encouraging entrepreneurship in students, purposeful research, pooling of resources and content.

The road map will also emphasise creation of right ‘ambience’ on campus, to create sense of responsibility, citizenship and national integrity through steps like motivational galleries, display of national flag, statues of eminent personalities, sports and yoga. Echoing the HRD minister’s recent thoughts, the agenda for the conference will also touch upon the “over dependence on government for funding and financial support” and will recommend a middle path through societal contributions and alumni participation for resources.

The Foundation The genesis of this Foundation lies in a three-day conference in 2016 organised by the Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal on ‘Research in Resurgence’. The Nagpur conference, inaugurated by the then-HRD minister Smriti Irani, resulted in the formation of the foundation that aims at a ‘paradigm shift’ in research with a ‘Bhartiya approach blended with scientific evaluation’. The foundation has moved fast ever since.

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