Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday pitched for reinstitution of gurukul system and revision of school syllabus.
He said that the school syllabus needs to be a blend of traditional education and modern subjects.
Bhagwat called for the need to spread awareness on the gurukul system among students, parents and researchers.
There are many advantages to the traditional system of education and so it should be brought back, he opined.
Incidentally, Bhagwat was speaking at the Virat Gurukul Sammelan in Ujjain organized by the Madhya Pradesh State Government and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, an organisation affiliated with the RSS.
It is said that the idea will be deliberated in the three-day Sammelan whereafter a draft declaration on the gurukul system will be submitted to the government.
HRD minister Prakash Javadekar and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who addressed the meet before Bhagwat, said they would try to incorporate the declaration.>