After Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh has become the second school to bring Bhagavad Gita as part of its syllabus for students of Class 9 onwards. The Bhagavad Gita would now be taught to all Himachal Pradesh school students of Class 9 onwards as per State Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur. He made the announcement while inaugurating the Public Works Department’s Divisional Office in Padhar village, Mandi’s Darrang constituency.
With this, Himachal Pradesh will become the second state after Gujarat to make Bhagavad Gita a part of the school syllabus. Earlier, Gujarat Education Minister Jitu Vaghani said Bhagavad Gita will be a part of the school syllabus for Classes 6 to 12 across the state from the academic year 2022-23.
The decision to introduce the values and principles enshrined in the Bhagavad Gita in the school curriculum was in line with the new National Education Policy (NEP) unveiled by the Centre, which advocates the introduction of modern and ancient culture, traditions and knowledge systems so that students feel proud of India’s rich and diverse culture, Vaghani said.
Himachal Pradesh will become the second state after Gujarat to make Bhagavad Gita a part of the school syllabus.