The Kerala Shastra Sahitya Parishad demanded the cancellation of the national level voluntary online examination on “cow science”, saying that it is an attempt to spread superstition and saffronise the education sector in the country. The council has recently appealed to the civic bodies to ignore the directive issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) to all the vice chancellors, through which students are encouraged to appear for the examination conducted by the National Kamadhenu Commission (RKA) . It is noteworthy that the Council is a progressive organization in Kerala and a science movement of the people.
The central government had announced on January 5 that cow science examination would be conducted on February 25 in an attempt to generate interest among students and the common man about the native breed of cow and its benefits. The council said in a press release, “It is condemnable and shocking that the apex institution of university education in the country is motivating students to appear in an examination which is based on unscientific facts.”
The Commission had said that the syllabus for the draft examination will be made available on the RKA website. The council said that a lot of useless claims have been made on the website, which have no scientific basis.
The council said, “It has been claimed on the website that clues have been found in the milk of the native breed cow’s milk, due to which its milk is light yellow. It also states that cow’s milk protects humans from nuclear radiation. ”
The council said in a statement that this step is part of the process of saffronizing the education system in the country. RKA comes under the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy. The Center formed the RKA in February 2019.
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