Make education science-oriented: Social activist Swami Agnivesh 

Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to effect radical changes in the education system to liberate people from superstition.

Published: 22nd August 2017 02:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 10:25 AM   |  A+A-

Swami Agnivesh delivering a talk on ‘Diversity, secularism and tolerance’ organised by the Purogamana Kala Sahitya Sangham and Manaveeyam Theruvidam Culture Collective in T’Puram on Monday | Kaviyoor santhosh

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday asked Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to effect radical changes in the education system to liberate people from superstition.

He asked the Chief Minister the government should  give emphasis on science-oriented education. In BJP-ruled states, the RSS and BJP were leading the youth by instilling superstition, Agnivesh said.

During the meeting with Agnivesh at the CM’s  chamber at the Assembly complex, the Chief Minister promised that the government would examine how  scientific temper could be imparted through education.
He said the Constitution itself had made it clear  it was the duty of the governments to impart education to the students to imbibe scientific temper.

Swami Agnivesh told the Chief Minister corruption in the admission of students and teacher appointment should be stopped. Those who secure job by givingbribe cannot do justice to his job. In the minority institutions merit is not being give due weight age. In many of the institutions, corruption has been institutionalised, he said.He handed over his book ‘Applied Spirituality’ to  the Chief Minister.

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