THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Social activist Swami Agnivesh on Monday urged chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to make necessary changes in the education system to prevent people from falling into trap of superstitious beliefs. The social activist called on the chief minister at his office in Kerala Legislative Assembly. During the meeting Swami told the chief minister that education should be based on scientific content.
Agnivesh accused the BJP led government at the Cenre and the states ruled by the party of encouraging superstition. Under these circumstances it is important to inculcate and promote scientific temperament among students. The chief minster assured him that his government would do everything possible to encourage scientific education and scientific temperament among the students.
Agnivesh also called for checking corruption in admissions of students and
appointment of teachers. “A teacher who earns a job because of money will never do justice to his profession. In many institutions having minority status merit is not the criteria. Corruption has been institutionalised in such institutions,” he alleged. Swami congratulated the steps being taken by the government and lauded the bold stand taken by the chief minister on many issues. He extended full support to the government. Agnivesh also gifted his book "Applied Spirituality" to the chief minister.