New Delhi: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Vice-Chancellor Shantisree Dhulipudi Pandit said on Thursday that her university has been writing history on false foundations for the last 75 years, but now a change is visible in it. He also claimed that Tamil Nadu is the most Hinduised state in India. He mentioned that she is the first Vice-Chancellor of JNU from that non-Hindi speaking state. Addressing a function organized by non-governmental organization (NGO) My Home India to mark the birth anniversary of Jijamata, mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Pandit described him as an unsung hero and the pride of Indian civilization.
Pandit said that Jijamata instilled values in Shivaji, who established the ‘Hindawi Swaraj’, the last Hindu kingdom of India, which lasted till the third battle of Panipat in 1761. He said, ‘We Indian civilization should be proud of our values.’ Pandit said that it was one of only two civilizations in the world to enter the fourth industrial revolution. Vice Chancellor said that it is very important not to write history on false foundation.
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Referring to the historians of JNU, Pandit said, “We cannot write history on false foundation, which we have been doing for the last 75 years and my university has been very good at it.” He said that her appointment as the first woman Vice-Chancellor of JNU was a ‘slap on the face of the Leftists and so-called liberals’ who only believed in tall talk.
Pandit said that she is also the Vice-Chancellor of JNU from Tamil Nadu, which is the “most Hinduised state” in the country. He said that if every mother in the country gives her sons the same sanskars which were given to Shivaji by Jijamata, then the incidents of rape, stalking or domestic violence will come down considerably. National Commission for Women Chairperson Rekha Sharma also addressed the program.
Tags: Controversial statement, History of India, JNU
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 12, 2023, 23:57 IST