Faleiro flays value education curriculum by Ramdev’s firm

Former Union Minister Eduardo Faleiro has opposed the BJP-led Goa government’s proposed move to introduce value education curriculum in schools, to be framed by yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s organisation.
Faleiro flays value education curriculum by Ramdev’s firm
Baba Ramdev
Chief Minister (Laxmikant Parsekar) has announced recently that Goa government will introduce yoga training and value education in government primary schools,” Faleiro told reporters on Tuesday.
“Yoga training is welcome. However, it should be dissociated completely from the proposed value education,” the Congress leader said.
Faleiro said as per the Chief Minister, the syllabus for value education will be developed by Patanjali Yogpeeth, which is an organisation established by Baba Ramdev. “In 2000, the then BJP-led Union government had proposed a national curriculum framework for school education to introduce value education,” he said.
“This national curriculum framework was rejected by all Opposition parties in Parliament and by almost all the state governments because it would give a sectarian and chauvinistic orientation to school education in the name of value education and it contravened the constitutional mandates of secularism, equality and democracy,” he said. 
Faleiro claimed that a similar value education curriculum is now being sought to be introduced by the central government at the national level as well as in states controlled by it. “The value education proposed by Goa government should be discussed threadbare across the state and it should be rejected,” he said. 
Azam demands Ramdev’s apology for remarks
Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan has demanded yoga guru Ramdev’s apology for his remarks over chanting of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, terming the utterances “malicious”.
In controversial remarks, Ramdev had said he respects the law of the land and the Constitution otherwise he would have ‘beheaded’ lakhs of people for refusing to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. 
Khan alleged that Ramdev is busy in spoiling the congenial atmosphere in accordance with agenda of BJP and RSS.

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