The NCERT calls its textbooks
"designed to promote bigotry and religious fanaticism in the name of inculcating knowledge of culture in the young generation."
Sagarika Ghose in an Indian Express article wrote about it as
An invisible army hides in the forests of Orissa, growing stronger every day.
Tehelka in an article "A Strange And Bitter Crop" exposed their dangerous plans to bring up young children "‘the Hindu way" by making them chant Brahminical chant — Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara.
All these dooms day prophecies by all knowing seculars make one wonder like in English movies… Who are these people?…..
Well these people are RSS run Vidya Bharathi educational institutions. Some of prominent schools under Vidya Bharathi unbrella are Ekal Vidyalaya (26850 Schools), Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandirs etc.
This year for High School Certificate examinations in Orissa, 44 of the top 102 students were from Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandirs. In fact, seven of the top 10 ranks are from SVMs. Trends over the past six years have shown that SVMs generally do better than other schools in the state. Last year too, these RSS-run schools had done well with 15 of its students securing top-20 positions.
From humble beginnings in 1978, the march of these RSS-run schools is a success story that has not been highlighted much. Today, there are over 11,000 Acharyas and Gurumas (teachers) in 739 SVMs across the state who live a no-frills life to teach 1.8 lakh students from kindergarten to Class XII for a pittance.
Pitabas Mehena, father of this year’s topper, Bibek Bishal Mehena says
“Though the teachers get lower salaries than their counterparts in government-run high schools, no one can beat them when it comes to dedication towards their students. For them it is a mission,”
Dharanidhar Nath, president of Board of Secondary Examination, the body that conducts the HSC examination.
“In government schools, teachers teach just for the sake of it. In Shishu Mandirs, they attach a lot of ethical value to the education,”
It is no wonder that some of “Minority” organisations and their backers which run education as “business” are threatened and would like to kill this noble mission.