Nagpur: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, expressed his disappointment that chapters on social reformer and patriot V D Savarkar, as well as RSS founder K B Hedgewar, were being excluded from school syllabus. Speaking at the book launch event titled “Veer Savarkar” in Nagpur on Saturday, Gadkari praised Savarkar’s contributions to society and the nation.
“It was unfortunate that a person (Savarkar) and his family who gave everything for the country had to face insults,” Gadkari said. The minister pointed out that Savarkar had said that Hindutva is all inclusive and free from casteism and communalism. He also added that Savarkar was a social reformer and he is a role model for us. Without naming anyone Gadkari said it was very unfortunate that chapters on Dr Hedgewar and Savarkar were being removed from school syllabus and there is nothing as painful as this.The Congress government in Karnataka recently kicked up a row by removing chapters on Savarkar and Hedgewar from school text books.
The BJP leader said that the Indian and Hindu culture propagated by Savarkar and Swami Vivekananda was the same and added the young generation should be made aware of their ideology and also the sacrifices made by Savarkar.