New Delhi: On the basis of several complaint letters it received from RSS sevaks in Madhya Pradesh over the food served in the messes, the HRD ministry has sought a report from all the IITs. The complaint letters allege that students in IITs, IIMs and Medical institutes are made to eat in messes which are common for vegetarian and non-vegetarian food.
The complainants allege these institutes of spreading bad culture from the West and causing grief to the parents.
The complainants also say that earlier governments were apprised of this but they took no action. They also state that the BJP government is the only party that will understand the value of Indian culture.
Earlier on Thursday, representatives of RSS-affiliate organisations met BJP leaders and HRD Minister Smriti Irani in New Delhi. The meeting was a part of BJP's measures to ensure better coordination between the government and the party and its affiliated organisations for improving the education sector.
Voicing their concerns over the growing cost of education in the country and seeking to make it affordable, Sangh- affiliated groups called for a central legislation to regulate the cost from primary to higher level.
They had also voiced concerns over improving the quality of education in the country and sought inclusion of moral values in the education system.
The meeting was attended by senior RSS leaders Krishan Gopal, Suresh Soni and Dattatray Hosbole, besides BJP leaders Ram Lal and JP Nadda, along with some senior functionaries of Sangh-affiliates. Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani was present and so was Culture Minister Shripad Naik.
Representatives of RSS-affiliate organisation like Vidya Bharati, Shiksha Bachao Andolan, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal and Abhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) also attended the meeting.