Central Executive Committee of the Students’ Federation of India condemns the brazen attempts of the saffron brigade to infiltrate our educational and cultural institutions. In the latest incident a circular dated 11th July the college education department of Rajasthan has recommended all government colleges in the state to purchase the book, ‘Aadhunik Bharat ke Nirmata Dr. Keshav Baliram Hedgewar’, written by academic Rakesh Sinha. Author of the book is the Honorary Director of the India Policy Foundation – a think tank associated with the RSS.
Nothing could have been anything more bizarre than associating Hedgewar with the modern Indian nation. In fact, Hedgewar’s life and thoughts are completely antithetical to the very idea of modern Indian nation.
The latest notification forms part of the RSS’ attempts to ‘Indianize’ the Education system from the so-called ‘western influences’. All these measures essentially attack the rationality and scientific values in all spheres of education.
CEC calls upon all its units to isolate RSS and its affiliates through ruthless ideological struggle against such brazen attempts. This ideological struggle will decide the trajectory of our education system, as well as that of our nation.
Dr. V Sivadasan (President)
Ritabrata Banerjee (General Secretary)