The BJP government in Haryana on Wednesday has decided to include Bhagwad Gita into the school curriculum. The Government has asked the state School Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to suggest which shlokas from the Bhagvad Gita should be included into their curriculum.
As per the sources, an expert team has started preparing a framework for the schools and the higher-education institutions to start teaching the Gita.
A report in a section of media suggests that the SCERT recommendations will be referred to an educational consultative committee. The consultative committee is headed by retired school teacher and right-wing education activist Dina Nath Batra.
“We have referred the matter to the SCERT for their perusal. It is up to them to propose from which level Gita can be introduced at school level,” the report quoted TC Gupta, Director General, higher education.
The initiative taken elsewhere in the country has always been bitterly opposed with the minority breathing fire. The opposition has accused the BJP-led state governments of implementing the hidden agenda of Sangh Parivar.