Should schools have prayers? | The Hindu Parley podcast

October 23, 2019 08:35 pm | Updated 08:36 pm IST

The headmaster of a government school in Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh) was suspended recently by the district administration following a complaint by the local VHP leader that he was asking his students to sing religious prayers in the morning assembly. Last year, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan had taken the decision to introduce a morning assembly prayer from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. In a conversation moderated by Anuradha Raman, Krishna Kumar and Faizan Mustafa examine the usefulness and pitfalls of a morning assembly prayer.

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