Meghalaya BJP wants the words “Christian”be mention in the National Education Policy 2019

Shillong, July 21: The Meghalaya BJP State Unit has sent memorandum recently to Mr Ramesh Pohkhriyal Union Minister Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) in connection with the draft National Education Policy that the Union Government is planning to implement in the country.

In the Memorandum, the Meghalaya BJP state Unit said that after a great deal of consideration felt it necessary to put forward a few but very important suggestions needed to be incorporated in chapter 6 of the new policy.

This chapter deals with the equitable and inclusive education, and also spells out the rights and privilege if the religious minority groups, such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist and Jains. However, Christians community was perhaps unintentionally found no mention among the others religious minority groups.

The Meghalaya BJP State Unit felt that the presence of 2, 40, 80,016   Christians which constituted 2.3% of the Indian population as per the 2011 census should not be neglected.

Where others religious minority groups such as Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhist and even Jains which particular constituted only 0.4% of the Indian population have got a place in the paragraph 6 of the Draft National Education Policy of 2019.

The BJP from Meghalaya State Unit suggests that in order to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding among the people of India, a mention of Christians or Christian community should also be made in the relevant paragraphs of chapter 6 of the Draft National Education Policy 2019 wherever it is found appropriate and justified.

The Meghalaya State Unit, Shillong express it sincere appreciation to the HRD Union Minister as well as to the Committee for the Draft National Education Policy headed by Dr K. Kasturirangan for success in bring out the Draft National Education Policy 2019, with this will improved the education landscape in the country. The Memorandum was sign by the Meghalaya State President Mr Shibun Lyngdoh of the BJP Meghalaya Unit.

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