Thursday, August 28, 2008

Secularism Again!

The largest chain of primary and secondary schools in India run by the government, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to modify its logo by replacing the lotus flower associated with Goddess Saraswati with globe.

The decision to modify the logo taken earlier this year in a meeting of the KVS board of governors headed by HRD minister Arjun Singh.

Last month, all the 980 schools were informed about making required changes in the logo to reflect “broader national ethos and advances in science and technology”.

Joint Director (administration), KVS, Pragya Richa Srivastava. says "There is no politics behind it. We are going global as we have three KVS abroad, so the change has been undertaken,.

KV has 980 schools in India and they are changing logo because they have 3 schools out of India!!! Whom are you smoking! Even if there are more schools out of India, What is the need of changing one's cultural symbol! Then the comment that logo is to take into consideration "broader national ethos", Hindus consititute more than 75% of Indian population, I am not sure what can be broader than that.

Another shameful act!


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