The role of RSS in the 'nation building' part of the Maharashtra varsity varsity program

NAGPUR: The history of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its role in the construction of the nation have been included in the curriculum of a university based in Nagpur, where the Sangh is based.

The Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University has included the RSS story in the second BA course (History).

While the third section of the curriculum has details about the role of RSS in nation building, the first section talks about the establishment of the Congress party and the rise of Jawaharlal Nehru and the second section focuses on topics such as movement.

A source close to the development said the measure is part of efforts to raise awareness among students about new trends in history.

Satish Chafle, a member of the university's Board of Studies, told PTI on Tuesday that a chapter on Sangh's role in nation-building in the History of India unit (1885-1947) has been introduced. It is part of the fourth semester. for the second year of the Bachelor of Arts (History) course.

The university curriculum had a chapter on Introduction to RSS for the MA course (History) in 2003-2004.

This year, we have introduced the contribution of RSS in national construction for history students so that they can know the new trends that take place in history. New trends such as Marxism, the new Marxism or the new modernism have become part of history as new trends, he said.

Justifying the movement, Chafle said that the rewriting of history brings new facts before society.

The nationalist school of thoughts (including leaders like) Lokmanya Tilak is also part of the history of India. In the same way, the history of the Sangh is part of the nationalist school. Therefore, the introduction to RSS was included in the course, he said.

The induction of a chapter in the RSS has created a flutter.

Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant tweeted: Where would Nagpur University find a reference for RSS and Nation Building? It is the most divisive force that collaborated with the British movement for the opposite freedom, did not fly Tricolor for 52 years and said that it is not propitious, Manusmriti wanted instead of Constitution, hatred is spreading.