New education policy: ABVP wants govt to integrate collective knowledge

The ABVP has called for integrating the collective knowledge and wisdom of the country in the new education policy to be formulated. 

Published: 18th November 2017 01:28 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th November 2017 07:31 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  The ABVP has called for integrating the collective knowledge and wisdom of the country in the new education policy to be formulated. ABVP national organising secretary Sunil Ambedkar told ‘Express’ that  they had started holding discussions with all stakeholders in the education sector and present its view to the government. “We are holding discussions with university professors, agricultural scientists, medical professionals, skill development professionals, Ayurveda experts and all stakeholders to formulate a new education policy which integrates all the native wisdom of the country,” he said.  

Focus on north-east and  Naxal-infested areas
He said being the largest student organisation in the country, ABVP has the responsibility to bring to notice all issues concerning education and students. He pointed out that there was concerted efforts on their part to focus on the uplift of the students in north-eastern states and Naxal-affected areas of Chattisgarh and Jharkhand. 

To provide an opportunity to the students to experience the life in North-East and other parts of the  country, the ABVP had introduced a Student Experience in Interstate Living (SEIL) programme.
“Last year we engaged 25,000 students from across the country to visit north-east regions. In 2017, 40,000 students participated in the programme and thousands of students from North-East were sent to other parts of the country. In 2018, we plan to engage 1 lakh students to participate. Once the students from north-east visit other parts of India and vice-versa they will get a first hand knowledge about the real life in such areas,” he said.

According to him, students from Naxal-affected areas of Bastar, Dantewada, Jagadpur, Bijapur and Kondagaon, the remotest village in Chhattisgarh had come to participate in the ABVP rally held in Thiruvananthapuram last week. Asked about the yet-to-be obliterated caste discrimination prevailing in some of the university campuses,  he said everybody should share the responsibility as Hindu society is still plagued by such evils. 

“The solution to such evils is with the new generation. New generation of students will emancipate the campuses from communal and casteist divide” he hoped. According to him leaders of failed ideologies are behind triggering trouble in campus for their vested interests.“In a democracy, differences of opinion is natural. But such differences should not cross the limit and become anti-national and challenge the unity and integrity of the country. Following the students agitation in JNU, the ABVP could effectively intervene to expose that urban Maoists modules were operating in the campuses,” he claimed. 


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