ABVP exhorts MHRD to rework education policy

ABVP general secretary Bidre spoke of the need of an autonomous education commission

The student organization Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has exhorted the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to re-formulate the government’s policy for education in order to reform the structure of the education sector and check its commercialization.
Speaking at a press conference in Nagpur on Monday 8 August 2016, ABVP general secretary Vinay Bidre called for the formation of an autonomous education commission. “The last decade has seen education become more of a business, so a centralized policy is needed to stop this commercialization of education immediately.”
Bidre put forth a few suggestions to be included in the policy, these included making regional languages mandatory. "The structure of the syllabus should be modified to include teachings of ayurveda, psychology, Sanskrit and other Indian languages." He added.
Enumerating other suggestions Bidre spoke of the need to conduct Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes in Indian languages as well. “The course should also be accessible, affordable and of better quality," he said.
"The syllabus should focus on inculcating moral values and responsibility towards the country. It should ensure all-round development of student by increasing their self-confidence and shaping their skills in not just academics but also in sports, singing, dance and acting," Bidre said.
"Open distance education should also be initiated along with the traditional education methods," he suggested.

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