Haryana Minister Refutes Charges on Bhagawat Gita

Anjani Chaand
Anjani ChaandPublished: | July 16, 2015
While refuting the charges of people who opposed BJP Government’s plans to include Bhagawat Gita in the school curriculum of Haryana Education M
Haryana Minister Refutes Charges on Bhagawat Gita

While refuting the charges of people who opposed BJP Government’s plans to include Bhagawat Gita in the school curriculum of Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that this book of antiquity is not a religious book and it's teachings will be part of the moral education of the students. "To those objecting to teaching Gita, let me tell you that it is not a religious book. 192 nations took part in the International Yoga Day on June 21, out of which 47 were Muslim countries. The Deoband (seminary) and others also said that Gita is not a religious book. It is knowledge, science, it is a curiosity, it is a solution, Gita is life," Sharma said while addressing the media persons in Chandigarh. While refuting the charges of various quarter including from some opposition parties that the Manohar Lal Khattar-led government in Haryana was pursuing saffronisation of the state education system the minister said “Gita contains the dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna. We decided to include Gita teaching in the curriculum as part of moral education. Now, whether we are saffronsing or not, I want to state that Nalanda and Takshila were great centres of learning in ancient times in our country and students from around the world used to come to study in these centres.” While referring his interaction with some German nationals Sharma further explained that German Orientalist Max Mueller had once got copies of the Vedas into Germany and placing all the four Vedas on his head, he had danced for 30 minutes. He was overjoyed to have got such wealth of knowledge from the Vedas," (Input from PTI. )

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