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'Westernised education dealt blow to Indian culture'

india Updated: Oct 16, 2014 12:05 IST

Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday held westernised education concept brought by Britishers responsible for dealing a severe blow to the values and culture of the country and said present system was not fulfilling the main objective of education.

Singh, while addressing a gathering at the Chopsani Schools centenary celebrations here said the main objective of the education is "comprehensive development of the personality" and lamented that the present education system was not fulfilling this objective.

Holding the westernised educational concept brought in by the Britishers, Singh said "this education system has dealt a severe blow to the values and culture of the country, for which, India has been recognised across the globe."

Terming Indian culture to be unparallelled, Singh said only Indian culture and value model is such rich and holistic that it thinks not only about the human being but everything on the earth, be it lifeless.

The Union minister said everyone has unique talent and ability and there was a need to provide an opportunity to them.

"Unfortunately everyone does not have access to this opportunity," he said while assuring that his government would provide the opportunity to all to identify and harness the talents and abilities of the students in the interest of the nation.

Singh said that we will have to realise the malicious intentions of nipping this value and cultural model behind introducing this westernised educational model and never treat us as inferior, which the education system of present time seem to be instilling in the new generations.

Avoiding a direct criticism of Congress, Singh said that since independence, what Indian have got, was assurances only.

"Had these assurances converted into reality, the country would have been a recognised super power and a prosperous nation," he said.