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.