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After Gujarat, Karnataka plans to introduce “Bhagavad Gita” in public schools

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Now Karnataka is planning to introduce Gita in public schools

The Minister clarified that the idea is in its early stages and will definitely not be introduced in the 2022-23 academic year.

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The government of Karnataka plans to introduce the Bhagavad Gita in all public schools as part of the teaching of moral sciences and has initiated discussions on this subject.

The move – which comes a day after the Gujarat government announced that the scripture would be part of the state’s school curriculum – is said to have the backing of several ministers.

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Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh said the government plans to introduce moral science education from the 2023-24 school year in all public schools.
“There has been a demand to introduce moral education in schools. Moral education can include Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata or any other holy books such as Quran and Bible that teach values,” the minister said, adding that he will discuss the matter with the minister in Chief Basavaraj Bommai and academics before making a decision.

“Let the experts decide what should be included in the teaching of moral sciences,” he said.

Nagesh said there was a moral education lesson at least once a week when he was in school.

“The government of Gujarat has planned to introduce this in two or three phases. In the first phase, they bring in the Bhagavad Gita,” Nagesh said.

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