His call for a better way to educate the country than what the British left us is good news for India
We know that Indians have immense stamina for useless issues. But we may not have realized that it can often drown even the voice of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This, when what he said was sensational. On Thursday in Varanasi he gave a speech to educators who had assembled to discuss the implementation of the National Educational Policy. He said that modern India’s education system “emerged from slavery". And that it’s objective was petty. “The British, in their self-interest, set up a system of education that was meant to incubate a servant class." He said very little has changed since the colonizers left. And that it was time India created more useful people than “degree-holders".