Though the CBSE and the ICSE remain the most popular education boards in the country, the Union Government is planning to come up with an all new idea "“ Vedic education board. After getting the United Nations to declare 21st June as the World Yoga Day, this seems to be another attempt by the government to revive the ancient Indian heritage. Although a little earlier, the government rejected a similar proposal when it was put forward by Baba Ramdev.
According to the reports, the HRD ministry is striving to come up with the board under the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Veda Vidya Pratishthan (MSRVVP) in Ujjain, an autonomous organisation working on encouraging and preserving 'Ved Vidya'.
According to experts, the idea behind the establishment of the board may have originated after the Sanskrit experts and representatives of ved pathshalas suggested the same. At present, close to 10,000 students across the country are studying 'Ved Vidya'. The government expects that close to 40,000 new students would join them once the board is established.
According to a report in The Indian Express, the Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has accepted that the government has certain plans in this regard. She was quoted saying, "We are in the process of looking at some aspects containing vedic education and challenges which are attached to it, because this sector not only has no proper structure but also a lot of our wealth in vedic education is silently getting lost. Since it is in a process of consultation right now, it would be inappropriate to talk about it publicly,"