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For once our education system has taken a concrete and correct decision in Punjab to implement Vedic Mathematics in the school curriculum. Period!
What better way to implement the Vedic System than to test the students on it. This Vedic Maths test caught both teachers and students unawares,on the concepts on basic multiplication, addition and subtraction by Vedic Maths methods.
Check this article out on the topic published today 20th January 2016 by the Hindustan Times. A test that caught students, teachers unawares
Education Minister Punjab Dr Daljit Singh Cheema
Teachers knew that students did not know how to solve these simple
questions with Vedic math methods as they had not taught them the
technique after they were given training in Vedic math from October to
December last year. The 50 marks test was compulsory for all the
students.
As lakhs of students of government middle and
higher secondary schools took the test for Vedic mathematics for the
first time in the state, Education Minister Dr Daljit Singh
Cheema
said Vedic mathematics should not be seen as an agenda of Hindu organizations, adding that it would rather help students to
quickly solve simple mathematics problems.It will help our students whose reliance on calculator and computer is growing day by day even for simple calculations.
 

The education department has directed heads of
all middle and high schools to conduct a test of Vedic mathematics
exercises from Classes VI up to X.

Shri Dinanath Batra Ji, Vedic Maths proponent

Shri Dina Nathji Batra welcomes move

RSS-associated
academician Shri Dina Nath Batra, a proponent of Vedic maths, welcomed the
government’s decision to adopt Vedic maths. “Formulae of Vedic maths
make calculations easier. Today, institutions imparting training for
various competitive exams use these formulations by using modern
terminology for them,” he said.

Source:http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/education/no-rss-agenda-behind-vedic-maths-edu-minister/185232.html
Yours truly at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, Punjab

The Vedic Maths Forum India plans to organize Workshops and Seminars on Vedic Maths in Chandigarh, Amritsar and Ludhiana,Punjab in the coming months with the support of the Government in Punjab. 

Lookout for more news on this blog.Also if you are based out of Punjab and can offer support to organize workshops in your school- we will be happy to come and conduct it for you. Write to me on gtekriwal@vedicmathsindia.org  Thank-you!

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