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Students to be taught Bhagavad Gita in Haryana schools: CM Manohar Lal

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. File

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. File

Students across Haryana will recite “ shlok s” (sacred verses) from the Bhagavad Gita from the next academic session and study it in schools, said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, speaking at the ongoing ‘International Gita Mahotsav’ in Kurukshetra on Saturday.

Speaking at the sixth symposium of the ongoing two-week festival, Mr. Khattar said books related to the Bhagavad Gita would be taught in Classes 5 and 6.

Mr. Lal said there were several books propagating different views, but none could be compared with the Bhagavad Gita which gave a direction to life. He said that youth should imbibe the teachings of the Gita and practice it in their lives. He added that if one could imbibe just one of the shlok s, “it was enough to succeed in life”.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present on the occasion.

Later, Mr. Lal’s announcement on teaching the Gita in schools was also shared in a tweet from the official handle of the Chief Minister’s Office.

During the ongoing festival from December 2-19, an arts and crafts fair is also being organised. Apart from this, the main programme is being held from December 9-14, and a district-level ‘Gita Jayanti’ programme organised from December 12-14.

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