Karnataka Education Minister said about Gita in school curriculum - 'Quran religious book, but not Gita'
Karnataka Education Minister Nagesh on Monday announced that it is considering starting the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita in schools and colleges across the state. After this announcement, the opposition party started protesting against it. After which the Education Minister has given another statement.
Karnataka Education Minister B.C. Nagesh had announced on Monday, 19 September that the state government was considering starting the teaching of the Bhagavad Gita in schools and colleges across the state from this academic year. He was heavily criticized after this announcement, after which he has given another statement. He said that Gita is not a religious book, it teaches the values of life. It is not a religious book like the Quran. The education minister had announced that the Bhagavad Gita would be taught as part of the moral education curriculum in schools and colleges across the state from December.
The controversy erupted even after Education Minister Nagesh claimed that schools and colleges would consider the inclusion of the Bhagavad Gita. On Gita in the school curriculum, Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said, "The Quran is a religious book, whereas the Bhagavad Gita is not a religious book. The Gita tells only about the worship of God or any religious practice. It is a moral It talks about what inspires the students. Even during the freedom movement, people got the freedom to fight the Gita."
At the same time, the Education Minister has also responded to Congress opposing the inclusion of the Gita in the curriculum. He said that even after taking so much knowledge from the Gita, he is doing this, it is not right. Notably, senior Congress leader and former Mysore minister Tanveer Sait sparked controversy over the weekend by saying that including the Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus is more dangerous than the Covid pandemic.