'Don't rely on govt jobs': RSS chief breaks myth of English, says NEP encourages teaching in mother-tongue

NEP: Mohan Bhagwat said only 30% of the population will be covered if all government jobs are put together and urged people to start their own businesses.

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (Image: Official/rss.org)RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat (Image: Official/rss.org)

Anu Parthiban | October 5, 2022 | 01:25 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Wednesday stressed on people starting their own businesses and not relying solely on government jobs. He also asked if “well-educated, and intellectual parents are aware of the overall objective of education when they send their children to schools and universities.”

Breaking the myth of the importance of English for career, Mohan Bhagwat said, “Education that encourages teaching in one’s mother-tongue as a policy is a highly reasonable opinion; the government, administration is paying attention to this by way of New Education Policy (NEP).”

“But do parents want their children to be taught in their mother-tongue? Or chasing so called financial gain or career (for which more than education, enterprise, courage and intuitive knowledge are required) chimeras, do they want their wards to become a part of a blind rat race?” he asked.

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Saying only school-going education cannot be effective, he said, “The home environment of ‘Samskars’ (ethical conduct) and the duties of the parents thereof, mediums that influence social behaviours and discipline, public figures and leaders, festivals, carnivals, social gatherings etc also play a major role.”

“All government jobs put together, only 30 percent of the population will be covered. Rest of the population will have to start their own businesses to create more employment,” he said while speaking at the Dussehra rally in Nagpur.

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