On the decision to introduce Bhagavad Gita in Haryana School curriculum by the BJP government, the opposition hit out on the decision. Haryana BJP run state’s Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that the scripture is not a religious book and that its teaching will be part of the moral education of the students. Hitting out hard to the opposition, he said that Gita is knowledge, science, it is curiosity, solution, Gita is life.
On addressing the meet-the-press programme at Chandigarh, Sharma respond to the charges from the opposition parties that Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana was pushing saffronisation of the state education system.
Inciting the examples of Nalanda and Takshila, he said the inclusion of Gita in the curriculum will add value to the education system and to the children.