Speaking to reporters, Vaghani said people of all religions have accepted the moral values and principles described in the ancient Hindu scriptures.
The government of Gujarat has announced in the State Assembly that the Bhagavad Gita will be part of the school curriculum for grades 6 to 12 in the state from the academic year 2022-23. Education Minister Jitu Vaghani made the announcement in the Legislative Assembly during a discussion on budget allocations for the education department.
The decision to introduce the values and principles enshrined in the Bhagavad Gita into the school curriculum was in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) unveiled by the Center, which advocates the introduction of modern and ancient culture, traditions and knowledge systems so that students can take pride in India’s rich and diverse culture, the minister said.
In a later conversation with reporters, Vaghani said people of all religions have accepted the moral values and principles described in the ancient Hindu scriptures.
“Therefore, we have decided to introduce the Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum for grades 6 to 12. For students of grades 6 to 8, the scriptures will be introduced in the textbook of ‘Sarvangi Shikshan’ (Holistic Education). From grades 9 to 12, it will be introduced in the form of storytelling in the first language textbook,” he said.
Schools will also organize activities based on the scriptures, such as prayers, shloka recitation, comprehension, drama, quiz, painting and elocution competitions, he said.
Study materials such as books and audio-video CDs will be provided to schools by the government, the minister said.
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