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No objection to teaching Bhagavad Gita in schools: Siddaramaiah

Earlier on Mar 18, Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said that if approved by experts, state govt, too, will 'definitely' include the epics like Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus for students.

PTI Reported by: PTI Hubli Published on: March 21, 2022 9:27 IST
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Congress has no objection to teaching Bhagavad Gita as part of moral science education in schools: Siddaramaiah. 

Highlights

  • Congress party has no objection to teaching Bhagavad Gita in schools: Siddaramaiah
  • Former K'taka CM Siddaramaiah said this on March 20
  • We believe in Constitution and secularism. Let the government teach Bhagavad Gita: Siddaramaiah

Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Legislative Assembly and former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah on Sunday (March 20) said that Congress has no objection to teaching Bhagavad Gita as part of moral science education in schools.

Earlier on Friday, Karnataka Education Minister BC Nagesh said that if approved by experts, the Karnataka government, too, will 'definitely' include the epics like Bhagavad Gita in the syllabus for students.

"We believe in the Constitution and secularism. Let the government teach Bhagavad Gita, Quran or Bible as part of moral education. We don't have any objections. Besides moral education, quality education is also required. Children should not be deprived of quality education," said Siddaramaiah while interacting with the reporters at Mangaluru International Airport on Saturday.

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While reacting to the leadership change in Congress, he said, "See everyone has accepted the leadership of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi. Discussion is going on about strengthening of the party for this advice are being taken. It all has been discussed in the working committee they will take action as per discussion."

Earlier on Thursday, Gujarat education minister Jitu Vaghani had said that Bhagavad Gita will be introduced as a part of the school syllabus for class 6 to class 12 students in Gujarat from the academic year 2022-23. 

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