In a new plan, Haryana's Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that moral education would be introduced as a subject for students from class 6 to class 12. This step is taken in order to introduce texts from various religious books like, Bhagavad Gita' (Hindu religion), 'Quran' (Islam), The 'Bible' (Christianity) and 'Guru Granth Sahib' (Sikhism).
This program of introduction of moral education as a subject was held on July 5, 2016. This program was attended by various dignitaries like, Governor of Haryana, Kaptan Singh Solanki, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat, Gita scholar Swami Gyananand, Acharya Balkrishna from Patanjali Vidyapeeth and ministers from the center and state government. The government was mulling over the plan of introduction as a meeting was called by the ministry on July 1,2016 to consider views of other members on this issue.
"All religions focus on character building. Texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Quran, The Bible and Guru Granth Sahib have been incorporated into the curriculum. Different textbooks would be prescribed for each class. The state government has prepared the curriculum in collaboration with social organizations and educationists," Mr. Sharma said in a statement.
This issue of introduction 'Bhagavad Gita' in the school curriculum, earlier backfired as the opposition termed it as an attempt to saffronize education. For more updates like these across the nation, stay updated here at Brainbuxa.