'Change Curriculum to include history and culture of the country'

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Shimoga (Karnataka), Nov 24 (UNI) Noted archaeologist and historian Prof A Sundara today called upon the Universities and academicians to formulate the Curriculum in such a way that students learn about Country's ancient history, culture and their achievements in different fields of the society.

Speaking after releasing a book "Itihasa Sampada", collection of articles relating to historical importance in and around Shimoga district here, Prof Sundara said that the present student community is forgetting our own culture which was once a model for the whole world. Moreover, even though we have constitutional freedom to live in the country, there is no 'intellectual freedom' among the younger generation.

He said the present younger generation was attracted towards western culture. America, Japan, Russia and other foreign countries are spending huge amounts for spreading of their culture in India.

Thereby they are in the way of spoiling Indian good old culture.

Due to the lack of syllabus towards our ancient culture, science, heritage etc.in schools and colleges youths are going towards western culture, Prof Sundara regretted.

He said that there are thousands of ancient historical sites which have been buried in the earth. That has to be unearthed. For which government should come forward to spend large amount of funds.

Prof Sundara said that the Mehurali Iron Pillar Inscription near Qutub Minar at Delhi belonged to 4th century AD even today it is standing intact without any damage. Recently it has been studied that a sort of chemical had been used on this pillar as a thin coating so that the pillar should not affected by rust or any other things. Moreover, Prof.Sundara said that some foreigners are asking the chemical formula which is used by the ancient Indian metallurgists.

UNI

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