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Vedas, Gita, Ramayana to be included in public schools: Uttarakhand Education Minister

Minister Rawat noted that the new education policy states that the curriculum for students should be prepared based on Indian history and traditions and states can choose 30-40% of what is put in their program.


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Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat said on Monday that the Vedas, Ramayana and Gita will be taught in schools across the state.

Speaking to ANI, Minister Rawat said Uttarakhand will be the first state to implement the new National Education Policy (NEP) this year.

“We are going to implement NEP this year in the next session, Uttarakhand will be the first state to implement it. We will include Vedas, Gita, Ramayana and history of Uttarakhand in the curriculum after having taken the suggestions of the public and consulted the academicians,” said the Minister of Education.

Minister Rawat noted that the new education policy states that the curriculum for students should be prepared based on Indian history and traditions and states can choose 30-40% of what is put in their program.

Meanwhile, the minister pointed out that preparations for the Char Dham Yatra had started this year and preparations had begun to welcome thousands of visiting devotees.

“It is not mandatory for travelers to carry a negative test report or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate this year,” Rawat said.

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