Bangalore. Karnataka Education Minister B.C. Nagesh on Monday said a committee would be formed to take a decision on including the Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum.
Replying to a question in the Legislative Council, Minister Nagesh said, “As per the National Education Policy (NEP), on the lines of Gujarat state, the Bhagavad Gita will be introduced in the state after consulting educational experts as well.”
Raising the issue during Zero Hour, BJP MLC Pranesh has demanded that Bhagavad Gita should be included in the syllabus in the academic year 2022-23. “The Gujarat government has introduced the Bhagavad Gita in schools as per the National Policy on Education (NEP),” he said.
Responding to this, Minister Nagesh said that the demand for starting moral education is increasing.
He said, “We will form a committee to take opinion on the inclusion of Bhagavad Gita in the curriculum. Once the committee is formed, the matter will be discussed with CM Bommai and educational experts and a decision will be taken in this regard.”
Replying to another query regarding publication and distribution of text books in government schools, he assured that the text books would be distributed at the beginning, when the schools would start with the new academic year in two months.
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