Bommai Govt to introduce 'Bhagavad Gita' in curriculum
The Minister said the matter would be discussed with chief minister Basavaraj Bommai whether to implement the new course from the next academic year.
Bengaluru: As the hijab controversy is settling down in Karnataka, the BJP government is preparing the ground for another round of a political slugfest in the state by announcing introducing the Hindu holy book 'Bhagavad Gita' in moral science classes by next year.
Initiating the discussion over the introduction of 'Bhagavad Gita', State Education Minister BC Nagesh said the Gita is meant for all religions.
BC Nagesh said "Bhagavad Gita is not only for Hindus, it is for all. If experts say it will definitely be introduced - not from this year but next year. We have to decide whether Moral Science has to be introduced".
The minister said the matter would be discussed with chief minister Basavaraj Bommai whether to implement the new course from the next academic year.
"We're going to speak to our CM about whether we're going to introduce Moral Science, consulting with him we want to introduce it in next academic yr. What gives an impact on the children will be introduced-whether it is Bhagavad Gita, Ramayan and Mahabharat".
"We've studied Moral Science in schools. Somehow it has been left out for years. Many parents feel it should be introduced. At present we've not thought of it. But we want to introduce in future. Subject in Moral Science will be decided by educational experts".
A day before the Hijab ban matter was mentioned before the Supreme Court for urgent hearing by senior advocate Sanjay Hegde on Wednesday after the Karnataka High Court upheld the ban on wearing Hijab in schools and colleges.
The apex court said it would consider the listing of pleas related to hearing, after Holi vacations. Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde had appeared for Udupi Muslim girl students while Devadutt Kamat represented Muslim girl students from Kundapura College in the Hijab ban issue in the Karnataka High Court.