Union Minister Dr Satyapal Singh rejects Darwin’s theory of evolution again: Politics for a New India Book Launched

Speaking at a function to release the book called “Politics for a New India: A Nationalistic Perspective”, Edited by Prof Shri Prakash Singh at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Dr Satyapal Singh,  Minister of state for HRD Ministry and a former police commissioner of Mumbai has said that, “I had made the statement (in January) after putting thoughts into it. It was not a joke. I’m a Science student, and I have done PhD. I understand science. People who want to speak against me will speak, but there were many who rallied behind me, supporting what I said.

The Minister, Contributors of the book, mostly the young minds have given the nationalistic perspective very efficiently. I think that this book will help people understand “Dharma” and the richness of Indian cultural heritage. Added on twitter.

Adopting British education system was blunder: Satyapal Singh

Moreover, Satyapal Singh on Saturday reiterated his objections to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution and said he does not consider himself a “child of monkey”. Singh said that he had made the remarks in January -about the need to change Darwin’s theory of evolution in school and college curriculum- “not as a joke but after putting serious thought into it”..

His earlier remark that Darwin’s theory was “scientifically wrong” had drawn criticism, and Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar had asked him against making such comments.

Speaking at the function the Minister has also said that, “We are on the way to introduce a new education policy in India”, which strengthen the our Rich Culture, tradition, Philosophy etc. He said that we need to write a book/Interpretation with the study of our Rishi-Muni not by the study of outsiders or so called western thinker. Here I’m glad to see writing of ‘Young Authors’ in this book and hope they can help society at large, intellectually or Nationalistic point of view.

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He said many people do not want to speak the truth since they are “worried about what the newspapers (and critics) write”. Stating that one needs courage to speak the truth, people will eventually accept what he says — “if not today, tomorrow, or may be 10-20 years later”.

Further, The Minister argue that the book ‘Politics for a New India’ is a great beginning with regard to academic discourse in a Nationalistic Context. It Helps many Scholars/Prof and the young professional too to understand the “Bharatiya Ways of Study” which is not dependent on Western Society.

Prof Shri Prakash Singh, we are giving ‘own dimension’ with proper manner. In the introduction part of book, “Deconstructing the dominant narratives in Indian Politics”, completely reject the system of ‘Euro-supremacist control’, ‘expose the dependence’ and ‘unrelenting academic imperialism’. It cautions against blind imitation without carefully testing against empirical realities of India to save the social sciences in General and Political Science in particular, from possible bias. Notably, “The book respects the existing discourse while putting the arguments against it..

Politics for a New India relies on objectivity and the analysis of world views drawn from our own intellectual traditions, as well as the metaphysical, philosophical and ethical assumptions at the core of our political issues.

In short, Satyapal Singh said the country’s intellectual class was “corrupt”. He said four mistakes were committed in the country- first, people were divided on lines of religion; second, states were created on the basis of language; and third, society was divided into castes.. He argue that, after a long time ‘A Nationalistic party comes in power’ and the book is a milestone for Nationalistic Way of Interpretation and inspirational for many young scholars/prof at large.

Jai Hind

Author, Trilok Singh, Maters in Political Science, Faculty of Social Science, University of Delhi.


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