“Sex education will pollute young minds and hence must not find space in the improved and ‘Indianised’ education system that the government wants to introduce.” said Dinanath Batra to a national daily.
Earlier, in an exclusive interview with India Today Batra said, “certainly, no sex education… There is no need to teach about the reproductive system to the children till the age 19. They can learn about it when they are about to get married.” He added, “No to Sex Education and yes to Total Development of a Child, scientifically.”
Dinanath Batra is an education activist,who runs the Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti and Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas.
The controversy surrounding the statement made by Batra, has raised concern over risquÃ© issues in our education system.
In the last exclusive interview with India Today Batra said that the introduced curriculum earlier in 2009 for Sex Education was not up to the mark and invigorated several objectionable portions. On being asked what should not be there he said, “I believe that the curriculum suggested in 2009 should not be reintroduced.”
Batra emphasized on keeping young ones constantly busy and they should challenge their intellectual, spiritual, physical capabilities in engaging and fruitful manner.