RSS launches five universities for ‘positive change’

HARIDWAR: Vidya Bharati, an RSS board that manages several educational institutions, has decided to establish five universities in different parts of the country.
The saffron organization was already involved in primary and higher secondary education and now wants to focus on higher education institutions through their organization Uchch Shiksha Sansthan. This was announced by National Co-Organizing Secretary of Vidya Bharati, Yatindra Sharma, during a function held Saturday at Haridwar-based Saraswati Vidya Mandir Inter College.
“The goal is to bring about positive changes in education,” Sharma said here on Saturday.
Uchch Shiksha Sansthan is already open University of Chanakya in Bengaluru on a sprawling 125-acre campus last year, while another in Guwahati is on the horizon, Sharma said, adding: “RSS-led educational institutions are open to all students regardless of their caste, class or creed .” A total of 200 students enrolled in the first batch of Bengaluru University.
Fifty deserving students from Vidya Bharati schools will receive free education at Chanakya University in Bengaluru, run by the RSS.
“Currently, 31 lakh students are studying in 29,000 RSS schools. They have about 150,000 teachers,” he said, adding that RSS-run institutions “also have quite a few students from Muslim and Christian communities.” Vidya Bharati plans to start one model school in each district of Uttarakhand, he said.
The Education Minister of Uttarakhand, Dhan Singh Rawat, said: “Uttarakhand is the first Indian state to implement the national education policy at the preschool level. It has also decided to introduce NEP in higher education and has held 57 meetings for this purpose. held.”

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