Bhagavad Gita lessons in Haryana Schools

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 • Failed promise Manohar Lal Khattar is yet to deliver; Photo: Ram Kumar S
File picture: Manohar Lal Khattar, chief minister of Haryana
Photo: Ram Kumar S

In a move to impart knowledge of the moral principles, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the government will introduce teaching of holy-book Bhagavad Gita in schools across the state from coming academic session. The chief minister announced it during the ongoing budget session in Chandigarh.

“Students in schools will be taught shlokas of Bhagavad Gita from the new academic session,” Mr Khattar said. The chief minister also said the government will also introduce a bill with “stringent punishment for cow slaughtering in the on-going budget session of the assembly.”

Speaking on the developmental issue , the chief minister points out that corruption was a fundamental issue in Haryana. “People have seen the conduct of many corrupt politicians and political parties. The BJP government in the state will set a new precedent in terms of functioning and delivery. Yes, we are facing difficulties in reforming the system and it is also taking lot of time. But we will do it,’’ he said.

Earlier on Saturday, agriculture and animal husbandry minister OP Dhankar announced that the government will impose a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form in the state. The government also proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter.

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