New Delhi: The BJP government in Haryana has asked the School Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) to suggest which shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita can be introduced in the school curriculum.
According to sources, an expert team has started preparing a framework to disseminate the teachings enshrined in the Gita in schools and institutions of higher learning. The SCERT was approached after the Education Department analysed the issue.
An Indian Express report suggests the SCERT's recommendations will be referred to an educational consultative committee. The Consultative committee is headed by retired school teacher and right-wing education activist Dina Nath Batra.
As reported by The Indian Express, T C Gupta, director general, higher education, said, “We have referred the matter to the SCERT for their perusal. It is up to them to propose from which level Gita can be introduced at school level.”
As per reports, the shlokas are likely to be translated in Hindi and English. A final call on the issue would be taken by the Batra-led committee, which was formed by Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma recently.
"We have referred the matter to the SCERT for their perusal. It is up to them to propose from which level Gita can be introduced at school level," the report quoted TC Gupta, director general, higher education as saying.