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London: Britain is all set to get its first fully state-funded Hindu school by September 2009.
The Krishna Avanti Primary School in Harrow in north-west London, will have Scripture Reading, Vedic Math, Sanskrit and Yoga as part of its curriculum.
On Saturday, a traditional bhumi pujan ceremony was held before starting the construction of the £13.5-million project.
“This gives Hindu parents a choice. Parents from other religions have a choice so it’s fair that the Hindu parents, too, have an option,” says Nitish Gor of I-Foundation, a Hindu charity closely associated with the Hare Krishna Movement, which will run the school.
It’s the “fully state-funded” bit that I object to. If these Hindus were paying for their own school, I’d have no objection. But should the British state be paying for this kind of thing? The report linked to and quoted above notes that some British teachers unions object to such schemes on the grounds that they divide communities. I wonder. I suppose much depends on what exactly they teach about the other bits of the community.
Also, what on earth is “Vedic Math”?