HRD Minister says education policy will be based on vedic knowledge; RSS Joint Secretary says non-veg is the root cause of COVID

Union HRD minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has said that the new education policy will be based on vedic knowledge and modern science keeping with the vision of Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya.

Stating that ancient knowledge should become part of every discipline, the minister said that at present, he believes the ideas of Mahamana are very important for us. “Our cultural heritage is our strength. Based on the vision of Mahamana, we will bring a new education policy that will be based on vedic knowledge and modern science.” He inaugurated a three-day national webinar COVID-19: The Mahamana’s Indian Vision in Global Context organised by Mahamana Malaviya Mission, Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. The webinar began on Saturday with mantras and kulgeet.

Joint general secretary of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr Krishn Gopal, as a chief speaker of the inaugural session, said that Mahamana always believed education should be a blend of worldly knowledge and spiritual wisdom and established BHU in this context. Adding that non-vegetarianism is the root cause of the corona pandemic, he said the carnivore now stands before us with a gruesome form. “Mahamana and Gandhiji had never accepted non-vegetarianism. We need to follow vedic culture.”

BHU vice chancellor Prof Rakesh Bhatnagar who presided over the event highlighted the importance of cleanliness and hygiene and creating awareness about the disease. The webinar witnessed participation of more than 2,000 participants.

It is notable that people in vedic period ate meat including that of cows, Sreeram himself consumed meat, according to Ramayan. Viruses like Coronavirus can infest animals like bats and monkeys, if humans consume the fruits bitten by the contracted animals they will also get affected, like in the case of Nipah virus in Kerala. Later findings traced that Nipah virus had come from bats, and those people who contracted the diseases might have eaten fruits bitten by the winged animal.  There is no guarantee that vegetarianism can make people safe from such virus diseases.

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