Stirring up a heated political debate, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said India was in a much better situation under the British rule. Bhagwat expressed serious concerns over the dominance of ‘rich and powerful people’ in Indian politics and lamented over the soaring inflation rate at a function organized by Bhonsala Military School (BMS) in Nashik, says Times of India report.
“All political parties were in power at some time or the other during the last 64 years but the situation has not improved. Hence, citizens must introspect as to what went wrong,” the RSS chief was quoted in the report.
Addressing the platinum jubilee function of Bhonsala Military School, he said, “Current education system is business oriented. Foreigners have adopted our education system and our policy makers are imitating theirs. This should be rectified.”
Bhonsala Military School was founded by the staunch Hindu leader Dr B S Moonje in 1937. Moonje also played a key role in mentoring the RSS founder K B Hedgewar and the current RSS chief said, “The Bhonsala Military School was founded by Moonje in a view to protect the nation and has been acting as a feeder institute to fulfill backlog of military officials.”
Citing rising threat to the nation by various terror groups, he feels that military education is the need of the hour and said, “Even 64 years after Independence, India is being threatened by China and Pakistan. With rising concerns over internal security, we should give top priority to military education to students to make India strong.”
He also stressed on the importance of imparting education through the mother tongue and said, “Today, there is an insistence on education in a foreign language (English), instead of education in the mother tongue. As a result, the importance of the foreign language has increased to a large extent in the country,” TOI quoted the RSS chief.
The report also says the Central Hindu Military Education Society (CHMES) that runs the BMS, plans to set up a flying club and a pilot training institute along with a centre for service preparation and aeronautic engineering education. “We have received a lot of proposals from states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttarakhand for setting up military schools there and will soon take a call on this issue,” Senior RSS functionary Prakash Pathak was quoted as saying to PTI.