Bhopal : Modi and Vivekananda To Share Wall Space At MP Schools And Colleges After Strict Govt Diktat, It was done under pressure from the RSS.
Last week when Prime Minister Narendra Modi ‘replaced’ Mahatma Gandhi in the 2017 wall calendar and diary published by the Khadi Village Industries Commission, Madhya Pradesh government has come up with a new way to educate children about new Gandhi of nation PM Modi. Sources said this was done as per RSS pressurised government to do so.
Even Rajasthan govt asks public libraries to keep the entire work of RSS idealogue, there are 361 libraries in state of Rajasthan which are managed by govt, it has been told to feature Deendayal Upadhyaya’s ‘Sampoorna Vangmay’, a 15-volume compendium, to push his idea of ‘Ekatma Manavvad’.
Report in Hindustan Times, All Government schools and every educational institutions in Madhya Pradesh have been asked to display picture frame of PM Narendra Modi and Swami Vivekananda, a 19th century Hindu monk and religious philosopher.
On this Dictate by MP Government, Opposition said the RSS is behind decision. The Congress also accused the right-wing outfit of promoting Swami Vivekananda “as his ideology suits the RSS”. “In educational institutions, they should display portraits of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Jawaharlal Nehru, who gave new direction to independent India, and great scientist APJ Abdul Kalam,” Congress spokesperson KK Mishra told the newspaper.
“The minister has made it compulsory to display picture frames in all government colleges, educational institution, universities and offices. There are strict instructions for action against officers disobeying the order,” Ashish Upadhyaya, the higher education principal secretary told HT.
Here is what happens if school authorities don’t follow the rules.
MP government which is ruled by BJP has threatened to take disciplinary action if they defy the latest diktat.
This will not be the first time when Modi and Swami Vivekananda will share wall . In 2012, when Modi was the Gujarat chief minister, during a school enrollment drive launched in Vadodara, notebooks were distributed with his and Vivekananda’s photos printed next to each other. That time also congress opposed this move of BJP.
The Opposition in Madhya Pradesh has criticised the move of putting up portraits in schools, saying it was done under pressure from the RSS.
With PTI inputs