Rajasthan Govt has made it mandatory for all colleges to have their students undertake an ‘educational tour’ to RSS backed Pratap Gaurav Kendra based in Udaipur.
This move has come for inculcating in college’s students a sense of “culture, traditions, education/patriotism in the domains of tourism and history, bravery and diligence.”
Th order noted that all students who are enrolled in state colleges and universities will have to, as a rule, visit ‘national pilgrim and tourism centre’ at Pratap Gaurav Kendra, Udaipur. The order also mentioned that the necessary budget for the project has been approved. The note has been signed by Bandana Chakravorty, Joint Director, Directorate of College Education, Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, this move has been opposed by the Congress party.
It may be noted that Pratap Gaurav Kendra was established by Sangh pracharak Sohan Singh with the intent of having Maharana Pratap known as an icon for youth.