To augment the current traditional education system Baba Ramdev has once again approached HRD Ministry to merge the traditional education system with the current modern education system by setting the Vedic education board. The same proposal was made to the former HRD Minister Smriti Irani and it was rejected by her.
Balkrishna, who is baba's close aid, has approached HRD minister Javadekar and urged him to look into the proposal once again.
"Mujhse sabhi log mile rehte hain (a lot of people come and meet me)." Asked if the VEB proposal was discussed during the meeting, he added, "Meri tabiyat bigdi hai. Dava chahiye thi, isiliye bulaya tha unhe (I am unwell. I wanted him to prescribe some medicines)," said the HRD Minister.
About idea of Vedic Education Board
- Ramdev close aide Balkrishna stated that his meeting with the HRD Ministry was regarding the proposal to set up a recognised education board for Vedic education in India. He also added that Javadekar's response was quite positive
- PP Choudhary, Minister of State for Law and Justice, who was also present in the meeting said that there was no discussion regarding the revival of Baba Ramdev's proposal and the meeting was just informal
- School Education Secretary, S C Khuntia, in a meeting with the PM and PM Principal Secretary earlier in March and April had expressed his reservations over the proposal of Ramdev
- If Ramdev's proposal be granted, the Vedic Education Board would be established under the Societies Registration Act of 1860
- VEB would then sought for recognition from the Association of Indian Universities and also sought for the membership in the Council of Boards of Secondary Education so that students studying under the VEB faces no objections in seeking admission to other colleges.
According to the sources as reported to Indian Express, the VEB, if approved, would enhance various institutions which are not recognised by the CBSE such as Acharyakulam, Vidya Bharati schools run by RSS, and gurukuls, run by Arya Samaj.