Gehlot govt drops Deendayal name from scholarship test

first_imgJaipur: The Rajasthan’s Congress government has dropped RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyay’s name from a scholarship test for the secondary school students, triggering a fresh controversy.The Gehlot government’s move came close on the heels of one describing RSS ideologue Vinayak Damodar Savarkar as ‘Son of Portugal’ in the social science book for class 10. The state government dropped Upadhyay’s name from the scholarship test, arguing that the previous BJP government had named the test after the RSS ideologue without any reason. The former BJP government had added the name of Deendayal Upadhyay with the talent search test for no reasons, therefore the name has now been dropped, said state Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe test is conducted for students of class 10th and 12th and the successful ones in the test are awarded scholarships by the Rajasthan Secondary Education Department. The move prompted the state’s former education minister Vasudev Devnani to accuse the government of targeting RSS ideologues repeatedly. “There are many schemes and programmes in names of various Congress leaders but removing the name of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay from the scholarship test reflects the narrow-mindedness of the Congress government, said Devnani. He said the Congress was taking decisions like removing names of RSS ideologues from various programmes and revising the curriculum of school text books out of sheer “humiliating rout” in the state in the recent Lok Sabha elections. “Pandit Deendayal Uadhyay is among the great personalities whose contribution to democracy will continue to impact future generations. The government’s decision is absurd and uncalled for, he said. Devnani had also cornered the state government earlier for dubbing Veer Savarkar as ‘Son of Portugal’ in class 10th social science text book, saying that even erstwhile Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had called Savarkar a classical revolutionary”. “Former PM Indira Gandhi recognised and hailed the legacy of great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar…,” he had said.last_img read more

La Penitence woman robbed – Police recover gun dropped by fleeing

Police are investigating a robbery under arms committed on 25-year-old Komattie Kissoon, of Middle Road, La Penitence, which occurred about 02:00hrs this morning.According to a report from the Guyana Police Force, four male bandits carried out the attack, one of whom was armed with a handgun. They reportedly escaped with $4,500 in cash,  one cell phone and a handbag containing documents. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related The police said investigations disclosed that the victim was in the lower flat of the house, resting on a chair, when she was confronted by the men who held her at gunpoint and demanded cash and valuables and she handed over the items aforementioned, after which they fled and she made an alarm. The police, having been notified of the robbery whilst it was being committed responded promptly. On arrival the suspects were seen fleeing the scene. They were persued but managed to jump a northern fence and escaped. The area was searched and the police ranks found a .32 revolver, a black toque and a yellow glove (as seen in photo below). read more