If 'Satyameva Jayate' is our motto, then why do we study history full of untruths?'Satyameva Jayate' ('Truth Alone Triumphs') is India's national motto. It is inscribed on our national emblem, the Lion Capital of Sarnath, below the Dharma Chakra or Ashoka Chakra. The complete quote from the Mundaka Upanishada states: 'Satyameva jayate naanritam / Satyena pantha vitato devayanah (Truth alone triumphs, not falsehood. Through Truth the divine path is spread out).'
If this is our national motto, then why do the political leaders and historians have forced us to study false/incorrect history after independence? Indian students don't know the glory of ancient India. Indian students don't know the true picture of medieval India. They don't know the condition of Indian people during the so-called modern era. Even they don't know the true history of the freedom movement, partition of undivided India and subsequent bloodbath in Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Why didn't the politicians and historians follow the motto which they themselves accepted? When would the students of the country learn true history?