When asked about the government’s inclusion of the Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum, Bommai said: “It has been done in Gujarat and our minister says he will discuss it.” Let’s see what details the Ministry of Education comes out with.” The Chief Minister said his intention is to teach the children education and moral values. He said more details can only be released after consultation.
Meanwhile, the opposition leader in the Assembly Siddaramaiah in Mangaluru said the Congress was not opposed to giving moral education to children through the Bhagavad Gita or any other religious text. “We believe in the Constitution and secularism. If you let them (BJP) teach the Bhagavad Gita or the Quran or the Bible, we have no objection. They should provide quality education to the children according to today’s needs.
The head of government noted that no decision has been made by the government in this matter so far and said that information related to the Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana and Mahabharata is given in every Hindu family and plays are also organized based on these texts . He said that moral education is necessary, but that nothing should be done against the constitution. Siddaramaiah said: “We are a multicultural society and a country of diversity and we should all live together with tolerance.”
At the same time, following Gujarat’s decision to include the Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum, Karnataka’s secondary education minister BC Nagesh said on Friday that the state government will consult with academics before making such a decision.
Nagesh had told reporters that there is an erosion of cultural values among the children. He said many people have demanded that the study of moral science be started. According to Nagesh, in the first week there was a moral science class where excerpts on Ramayana and Mahabharata were taught.
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