The Gujarat authorities on Thursday introduced within the Meeting that the Bhagavad Gita will probably be part of the college syllabus for Lessons 6 to 12 throughout the state from the tutorial yr 2022-23.
Schooling Minister Jitu Vaghani made the announcement within the legislative Meeting throughout a dialogue on budgetary allocations for the training division.
The choice to introduce the values and ideas enshrined within the Bhagavad Gita at school curriculum was according to the brand new Nationwide Schooling Coverage (NEP) unveiled by the Centre, which advocates the introduction of recent and historic tradition, traditions and information programs in order that college students really feel pleased with India’s wealthy and various tradition, the minister mentioned.
Chatting with reporters later, Vaghani mentioned individuals from all faiths have accepted the ethical values and ideas outlined within the historic Hindu scripture.
“Therefore, now we have determined to introduce the Bhagavad Gita within the faculty curriculum for Lessons 6 to 12. For college kids of Lessons 6 to eight, the scripture will probably be launched within the textbook of ‘Sarvangi Shikshan’ (holistic training). From Lessons 9 to 12, it will likely be launched within the type of storytelling within the textbook of the primary language,” he mentioned.
Faculties can even organise actions primarily based on the scripture comparable to prayers, shloka recitation, comprehension, drama, quiz, portray and elocution competitions, he mentioned.
Examine materials comparable to books and audio-video CDs will probably be supplied to colleges by the federal government, the minister added.