Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that a revised version of Indian history will be incorporated into the National Education Policy (NEP) curriculum nationwide starting from Vasant Panchami on January 26, 2023. Speaking at an event organized jointly by the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and the RSS-affiliated Akhil Bharatiya Itihas Sankalan Yojana, the minister mentioned that books are undergoing republication with updated content to provide greater clarity about India to the global audience.
According to Pradhan, students throughout the country will learn this corrected version of Indian history under the National Education Policy, which offers various opportunities. Emphasizing the significance of prioritizing the mother tongue in education, he stated, “Imparting education without giving priority to the mother tongue is meaningless.”
In an effort to present India’s ancient culture and civilization from a new global perspective in the 21st century, Pradhan highlighted the republication of books with fresh compositions. These updated educational materials will also be made available in digital formats.
Dharmendra Pradhan expressed the view that India’s G20 presidency presents a golden opportunity to showcase the country’s rich heritage to the world. He encouraged making G20 a platform not only for celebration but also for presenting India’s art, culture, and civilization on the global stage.
The program took place at Gopal Narayan Singh University in Jamuhar, Bihar’s Sasaram district, and was attended by various scholars, including Satyaprakash Bansal, the vice-chancellor of the Central University of Himachal Pradesh.