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Bharatiya Shiksha Board to create Vedic and Modern studies in Schools

Vedic education in Schools proposal was accepted in a meeting of the MSRVP governing council chaired by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar.

Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan, a HRD Ministry funding autonomous body in a process of promoting ‘Ved Vidhya’ had given an approval to set up hartiya Shiksha Board (BSB).

The proposal was accepted in a meeting of the MSRVP governing council chaired by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in Delhi. P P Chaudhary, Minister of State for Law and Justice, was also at the meeting.

The main reason for BSB is to standardize Vedic education.This will be a syllabus to any school board and examinations will be conducted and to issue certificates.

Apart from affiliating traditional pathshalas, BSB will also be assigned the responsibility of evolving new kinds of schools that offer a blend of Vedic and modern education – those with the Vedas and Sanskrit as major subjects and modern subjects as minor; modern subjects as major subjects and the Vedas as a minor; schools that teach general education in Sanskrit; evening Vedas and Sanskrit schools.

The MSRVP in Ujjain was set up in 1987 to develop and propagate oral studies of the Vedas. It currently affiliates 450 institutions of traditional learning like pathshalas and guru-shishya parampara yojana across the country. Although this organisation has been conducting Class X and XII examinations, its certificates are not considered equivalent to mainstream levels of education by several institutions.

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