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Topic: Here to prove Vedic Math is secular, says Tekriwal
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Dr. Jai Maharaj

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Re: Here to prove Vedic Math is secular, says Tekriwal
Posted: Dec 24, 2012 12:07 PM
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Dr. Jai Maharaj posted:
>
> > Tedx Profile: Here to prove Vedic Maths is secular, says Tekriwal
> >
> > By Shruti Dhapola
> > First Post
> > November 29, 2012
> >
> > The term Vedic Maths might sound daunting to a few. Add
> > the fact that you need to learn sutras as part of this
> > will probably double your phobia of mathematics, if you
> > have one.  But Gaurav Tekriwal, founder of Vedic Maths
> > India, believes that Vedic maths is India’s gift to the
> > world and one that needs to be nurtured.
> >
> > In an interaction with Firstpost, ahead of  the Tedx talk
> > in Mumbai on Sunday (which we will be streaming live on
> > the site) , Gaurav spoke to us about how he got the idea
> > of promoting Vedic maths and what it entails.
> >
> > First things first, Gaurav explained Vedic maths is:
> > Simply put, it allows people to do complex calculations,
> > such as multiplications, not the 2X2 ones but the
> > considerably heavy duty ones, divisions, calculate square
> > roots, etc in super fast speed.
> >
> > Ask him whether one really needs Vedic maths in an age of
> > calculators and computers, he disagrees. “Calculators
> > might help students, it’s not really good for them. With
> > Vedic maths you get to exercise your mind muscles and
> > then get to the solutions,” he says. He cites the example
> > of UK where maths skills are so bad that most adults have
> > the maths skills of an 11 year-old.
> >
> > So when did he get introduced to Vedic maths? “It goes
> > back to 1999, when I was preparing for my MBA entrance. I
> > got into Vedic maths then and I started practising and
> > sharing my skills with my friends. Not too many people
> > knew about the concept then, so it seemed pretty cool at
> > the time.  I slowly started teaching and one thing led to
> > another and a passion for maths became a profession,”
> > says Gaurav.
> >
> > [Caption] Gaurav Tekriwal on Vedic Maths.
> >
> > So yes, it’s never too late in life to pick Vedic maths.
> > But why the need for Vedic maths? What’s wrong with the
> > traditional system?
> >
> > As Gaurav says, “The world has a phobia of maths. People
> > get addition, subtraction but once you come to
> > multiplication, students are forced to rely on their
> > memory. Teachers become harsh on the students and maths
> > becomes a phobia for the students.”
> >
> > And how does Vedic maths differ from the traditional
> > system? Gaurav emphasises that unlike the regular Western
> > model of maths, Vedic maths is a mental system, meaning
> > all calculations take place in your head. “It’s a one
> > line arthimetic system. Say you have a sum 12 times 34.
> > In Vedic maths you apply a Sutra and get the answer in
> > one line. Sutras are word formulaes. You can apply the
> > sutra and get your answer in split second,” he says.
> >
> > Gaurav’s project is also doing well abroad. “We’ve
> > partnered with the South African government and have
> > implemented the Vedic maths system in 9000 schools in
> > South Africa,” says Gaurav.
> >
> > But what about starting a similar project in India
> > schools, especially those that are run by the government
> > and where quality of education is often poor. “In India
> > it’s really difficult to partner with government schools,
> > because people often think that Vedic maths is not
> > secular. I’m here to debunk the myth that this is not
> > secular. Anybody from anywhere can come practise this
> > system which is open to all,” he says.
> >
> > He adds that he would definitely want Vedic maths to be a
> > part of schools in India, especially government schools
> > so that students can take advantage of it.
> >
> > More at:
> >

http://www.firstpost.com/living/tedx-profile-here-to-prove-vedic-maths-is-secular-says-tekriwal-539864.html
>
> Forwarded post:
>
> Even maths has no escape route from the onslaught of our
> secular brigade.
>
> - KRB
>
> End of forwarded post.


Forwarded post:

While South Africa has no qualms about implementing Vedic
maths our sick-secular brigade will detest at anything
Hindu, leave alone vedic..

- Ash

End of forwarded post.

Jai Maharaj, Jyotishi
Om Shanti



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