Karnataka Education Minister B.C. Nagesh announced on Monday that the state government is contemplating to start teaching Bhagavad Gita in schools and colleges across the state from this academic year. Nagesh has Karnataka He made this remark while answering a question during the assembly session. He said, ‘We are considering to start teaching Bhagavad Gita from this academic year. It will be taught under a Moral Science subject. Discussion is going on. A committee will be formed and we will take a decision in this regard soon.
Actually, this question was asked by BJP MLC M.K. Pranesh asked. He asked, 'The government says that there is no proposal to teach Bhagavad Gita to students in Karnataka. Is the government hesitating to teach the Bhagavad Gita? Why has the interest shown by the government earlier disappeared while issuing the statement?' This issue is going to be controversial. Earlier, when Nagesh had announced that the Bhagavad Gita would be taught following the advice of education experts and under the National Education Policy (NEP), it was opposed by various minority groups and people.
CM had talked about teaching Bhagavad Gita
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said that it was his government's stand to include the Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus as a part of moral science subject. Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani has said that Bhagavad Gita has human values and children need to know about those values. Earlier, he had said that the Gujarat government has decided to include Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus and a decision should be taken to teach Bhagavad Gita to children in Karnataka as well.
What did Congress say?
However, senior Congress leader and former minister from Mysore Tanveer Sait recently created a big controversy by saying that the inclusion of Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus is more dangerous than the Kovid epidemic. Former Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy questioned the state government on the proposal and said that the teachings of Bhagavad Gita will not fill an empty stomach. "The state is facing thousands of problems and the teachings of Bhagavad Gita will not provide food for the people," he said. Emotional matters are getting importance in the country. People are being misled. This trend is over and we will wait till then.
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