What is wrong with saffron...Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on saffronisation of education

A small section of the society is depriving a large population of the right to education.

New Delhi: The government is accused of saffronising education, but "what's wrong with saffron". Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called on the country to completely reject the Macaulay education system. The Vice President said at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya that Indians should give up their 'colonial mindset' and learn to take pride in their Indian identity. Indianization of the education system is central to India's new education policy, which emphasizes the promotion of mother tongues.


Calling for the rejection of the Macaulay education system in the 75th year of independence, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said it imposed a foreign language as the medium of instruction in the country and restricted education to the elite. He said that centuries of colonial rule taught us to see ourselves as a low caste.


We were taught to despise our culture, traditional knowledge. It slowed down our growth as a nation. The imposition of a foreign language as our medium of instruction limited education. A small section of the society is depriving a large population of the right to education.


Thomas Babington Macaulay was a British historian who played a major role in the introduction of English as the medium of instruction in India.