Baba Ramdev likely to head India’s first Vedic board

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is likely to be picked up by the government to head the country’s first government-recognised board for Vedic education, after his Trust’s bid to establish the proposed Bharatiya Shiksha Board (BSB) was adjudged the best by a selection committee.

The governing council of the Maharshi Sandipani Rashtriya Vedavidya Pratishthan (MSRVP), headed by HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar, will consider the five-member panel’s recommendation this week, in this regard.

The MSRVP, a fully-funded autonomous working on promotion of “Ved vidya” under the HRD Ministry, has been entrusted with the responsibility of appointing a private sponsoring body for putting the BSB in place.

Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust was one of the three private players which had responded to the ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) released by the MSRVP inviting applications for establishment of the Board.

The three applicants, which included Ritnand Balved Education Foundation, which runs the Amity group of institutions, and Pune-based Maharashtra Institute of Technology, made a presentation to the five-member selection committee.

Apart from other eligibilities, Patanjali Yogpeeth offer to invest Rs 21 crore for the development of the Board and informing that it has already having  necessary infrastructure ready for setting up its headquarters, said to be working in its favour. It has already given bank guarantee for this amount.

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