Gujarat Assembly passes resolution to include Bhagavad Gita in school curriculum
In December last year, the state education department announced principles and values embodied in the 'Shrimad Bhagavad Gita' will be taught in schools from Class 6 to 12 from the next academic year
The Gujarat legislative assembly on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution requesting the BJP government in the state to take necessary steps for the effective implementation of the education department's recent decision to teach 'Bhagavad Gita' in schools.
While the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) welcomed the resolution and extended its support, Congress initially registered their protest but later supported it during the voting, following which the resolution was passed unanimously in the House.
In December last year, the state education department announced principles and values embodied in the 'Shrimad Bhagavad Gita' will be taught in schools from Class 6 to 12 from the next academic year.
The resolution was introduced in the House by Minister of State for Education Praful Pansheriya.
In his address, Mr Pansheriya said the National Education Policy 2020 stresses inculcating a sense of pride and connection to the rich and diverse culture, knowledge systems, and traditions of India in the students.
From Classes 6 to 8, it will be introduced in the form of story and recitation in the textbook of Sarvangi Shikshan subject, which covers music, painting, and physical education, MMr Pansheriya said, adding that the teachings of Gita will be covered in the first language textbook as stories and recitations from Class 9 to 12.
Speaking on the resolution, Congress MLA Kirit Patel alleged that the BJP government brought this resolution to hide their failures.