‘Bhagavad Gita is not a religious book, but the Quran is’, says Karnataka education minister। Sangbad Pratidin

News Daily Digital Desk: Quran (Quran) scriptures. But not the Gita. Worship of God or any religious practice is not mentioned here. Such is the comment of Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh. There are plans to include Bhagavad Gita in the state syllabus. Around which the practice has started. This time, Nagesh opened his mouth to support this step of the BJP government.

According to news agency ANI, the Education Minister of Karnataka said, “Quran is a holy book, but Gita is not.” Worship of God is not mentioned here. Nor is any religious practice mentioned. It speaks of ideals and motivates the students. Even during the freedom movement, people used to get inspiration from the Gita to fight.”

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Last Monday, he said, the BJP government in the state is thinking about including the Gita in the school curriculum. Nagesh is heard saying, “A committee is working on the matter. And our plan is to implement it by December this year itself.” However, even if Gita is included in the syllabus, it will only be taught and there will be no examination in this subject, he said. Earlier, Karnataka Chief Minister Basbaraj Bammai had announced a similar plan last March.

Meanwhile, former chief minister of the state and Congress leader Siddaramaiah said that his party has no objection to such a move. But first of all it is necessary to create proper educational system for the students. In his words, “Students can be taught Bhagavad Gita, Koran, Bible in schools. But the government should give priority to providing proper quality education to the students. That should be the primary goal. But our party has no objection to teaching the holy book in schools to impart moral education.”

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