Proposal of Yoga and Indian Culture courses refused by JNU council
Jawaharlal Nehru University’s council has refused the proposal for Indian culture and Yoga courses. The top decision making body varsity’s Academic Council (AC) has rejected the proposal .The proposal was introduced by the university administration based on the directions from UGC and HRD ministry.
Talking with PTI an AC member said, “The draft for introduction of three short-term courses on Culture and Yoga was placed before the AC along with the feedback received from various departments on the same. The council unanimously resolved to reject the proposal”.
The rejection of the proposal takes place at the time when the government is being criticized for making attempts at saffronisation of education. The university had circulated a draft last month of three courses for various schools and departments of JNU.
According to the draft, the course on Indian culture was meant to familiarize students with the importance of the country’s culture and discovering the cultural & mythological, etymological, social, spiritual and creating Indian values in the worlds. It also suggested including various readings like the Ramayana, the Bhagavad Gita Acharya Jaidev’s Vedic Sanskriti, Tulsi Ram’s Vedas, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar’s Sanskriti ke Char Adhyaya, etc.