Former Dean of Delhi University and Executive Member of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti (BGVS) Dr. Anita Rampal said, “Children are not dropping out from schools in India but they are being pushed out of schools.”
Speaking in a seminar organized on New Education Policy (NEP) by BGVS at Mandi on Saturday Dr Rampal warned, “If the NEP is implemented in the country in its present form it would have long consequences as a large number of students may be deprived of education; the girl students would be adversely affected most since our social structure do not support do not give them freedom to study at home.”
She said, “It is a matter of great concern that Himachal Pradesh, which is placed second in literacy after Kerala and has a better education system, has surrendered to the dictates of the Central government by agreeing to implement the NEP in the state and not to have its own model of education.”
Dr. Rampal accused “Under the NEP young students are exposed to superstitions, stereotypes and communal hatred vitiating their mind under the garb of Indian knowledge system; curriculum is being changed without proper study and homework.”
National President of Bharat Gyan Vigyan Samiti, Dr. C. Ramakrishnan said, “In India eight crore children are deprived of education and every state would have to develop its own education model to make education universal, improve its quality and mass organizations would have to raise voice to achieve this goal.”
General Secretary of Indian People Science Movement Asha Mishra said, “Mass organizations will have to oppose the NEP and save Right to Education at different levels throughout the country.”
Earlier, senior member of Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti Rajender Mohan welcomed the participants and speakers of the seminar .