It comes as no shock how the Marxist historians manipulated the truth to peddle their selfish agendas. However, people are gradually realising, that the truth is not what we have been told for ages, but something else. What disappoints people the most is that the Congress party, which they voted to power for almost six decades, was also involved in this process to present a different narrative to Indians by monopolising the truth! Let me tell you how?
RSS founder’s speech included in Class 10 textbook
What led to the expose of the monopoly of Congress? The controversy erupted after the inclusion of a speech by the founder of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, in a revised Kannada textbook for Class 10 students. The speech in the textbook has been included in a lesson called “Nijavada Adarsha Purusha Yaraagabeku?” (Who is an ideal role model?).
The revision in the syllabus has triggered various reactions by the liberals. The organisations like All-India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) and All-India Save Education Committee (AISEC) are raising their voices against the inclusion of Hedgewar’s speech. It is pertinent to note that, a lesson on freedom fighter Bhagat Singh has been removed, and the works by the Vedic scholar late Bannanje Govindacharya and Shatavadhani R Ganesh’s “Shrestha Bharatiya Chintanegalu,” have been added.
The organisations have also been crying hoarse over the omission of renaissance literary figures, like AN Murthi Rao’s ‘Vyaghrageethe’, P Lankesh’s ‘MrugaMattuSundari’, and Sara Aboobacker’s ‘Yuddha’, from the textbook.
Karnataka govt justifies the inclusion
Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh stepped in to defend the inclusion of the speech. He said, “The textbook does not contain anything about Hedgewar or RSS, but only his speech on what should be an inspiration to people, especially the youth, and those who have raised objections have not gone through the textbook.”
“Some people want to object to everything and they feel what they have said is only the truth and only their thinking has to be told to society…In that speech, Hedgewar had said that one has to take ideology, values and principles as his or her inspiration. He has spoken about the importance of society and the nation. What’s wrong with that?” the Minister said.
How Congress party glorified Nehru Gandhi family and its pawns
Indian National Congress is one of the world’s largest, and oldest political parties. It was founded on December 28, 1885, by a British member of the Imperial Civil Service named Sir Allan Octavian Hume.
The party was not formed to grant independence from British rule but was rather a part of the Britishers’ nefarious agendas. The Britishers, as they were colonial power, wanted to rule India through indirect means. The Congress party was formed so that those who want to vent their anger against the British colonial rule could protest against the Indian National Congress.
After its formation, a group of leaders known as the ‘Moderates’ dominated the Congress. But, by 1907, a rival group, the ‘Extremists’, adopted a more aggressive approach towards British rule. The Congress party played a pivotal role in the Indian freedom movement, which eventually ousted the colonisers from India.
You see, with over 15 million members and 70 million participants, Congress succeeded in its mission. However, it is only the Nehru/Gandhi family who got the recognition. The other prominent leaders couldn’t make it to the history books and were never honoured.
After independence, the factions like Naram Dal, and Garam dal went on to make their separate parties. The other political parties were formed because of the different ideologies. However, it was the Congress government, which ruled India for almost six decades.
This is exactly the reason why lessons about leaders like RSS founder Hedgewar, Veer Savarkar, and others have not been included in the textbooks. This is exactly the reason why Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Jawahar Lal Nehru, and Indira Gandhi have been glorified even though Subhash Chandra Bose and Lal Bahadur Shastri sacrificed their lives for the sake of the nation.
However, the recent inclusion of Hedgewar’s speech in the textbook is an exemplary decision, in the direction of honouring such leaders. The monopoly of Congress will no longer continue, and thus, they are protesting over the inclusion.