What are the motivations for SSUN’s efforts to advance Indian education?

A country’s development depends heavily on education, which is capable of bringing changes to all areas of the country. The Indian education system in the pages of history was a direction for all advancement, but under foreign rule and after independence, it carried slavery-mentality. So, to resolve this menace and bring positive changes to the education system, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN) was formed in 2004.

Here is the full article to explore more, written by Pankaj Jagannath Jayswal

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Pankaj Jagannath Jayswal, Educationist, Speaker, Author, Writer, Counsellor, AOL Faculty, Life coach

The end – product of education should be a free creative man, who can battle against historical circumstances and adversities of nature.

Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan

However, the education system in place since independence does not believe in recognizing and developing creative and innovative abilities; many historical facts are presented incorrectly in order to weaken the younger generation and make them feel ashamed of their past, and there is no emphasis on life skills to face adversaries.

Ben Okri, a Nigerian Novelist said, “To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralized nation tells demoralized stories to itself. Beware of the storytellers who are not fully conscious of the importance of their gifts, and who are irresponsible in applying their art they could unwittingly help with the psychic destruction of their people”. This was the exact plan of Britishers through Thomas Macaulay’s education system, but it was carried on even after independence, with many false historical facts added to history… What was the purpose?

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The empowerment of each person to empower society and nation through its strong cultural roots happens through the Right education, knowledge, skills, and right to education with a focus to build personal and national character.

The regularisation of Macaulay’s anti-Bharat education policy, which was exacerbated significantly by earlier governments, led to a slavery mentality and a depressed mindset.

Many historical facts and stories were written in such a way as to establish the narrative that cruel invaders were good and good rulers did not receive much attention in books. It was demonstrated that we lost every crucial battle and that our forefathers did nothing good for the country; the invaders and looters did well for the country.

The educational system’s systematic degradation continues to negatively impact many fronts, including economic damage, a lack of science and technology in many sectors, and poor social engineering.

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Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas

So, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas (SSUN), an organization formed in 2004 to fight this menace and to bring positive change to the education system. The Central Government’s recent major reform in the education sector is “NEP 2020.” SSUN played an important role by providing critical inputs, numerous awareness programs for students, teachers, management, and parents, and even assisting in the execution phase.

Two examples of how historical facts were twisted and SSUN worked for it.

“The subject of Movement: BA in Sociology at Delhi University”– It was written in the book of Part-1 that “It has been said in the Rigveda that the place of women is equal to that of Shudras and dogs”. And In Atharvaveda, women have been considered the only means of producing children. It was completely baseless and was taught so that it instills hatred among Hindu students towards their Dharma.

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