Lessons from Gita and spiritual texts will now be taught to students in government schools across Haryana as part of the new moral education curriculum that will come into effect after schools reopen on July 1.
The moral education classes will be taught to students of classes 6 to 12 and district education department has already started distributing newly-drafted books to several government schools.
Education department officials added that for gaining insight and conceptualising the topic, Sanskrit teachers have been given the new books in advance.
Incidentally, the course is being reintroduced in the state after a gap of more than four years and aims at imbibing moral values in the children.
“We want to inculcate cultural and spiritual values in the students. There are a few shlokas from Bhagavad Gita. We have added the translations for the verses, making it easier for the students to understand Sanskrit. There are a lot of crucial life lessons which the students can learn from Gita,” said Dr Sneh Lata, director, State Council of Educational Research and Training.
Sources in the education department added that the officials had planned to include more portions of Gita in the syllabus. But after suggestions by an educationist, the portions were reduced to selected shlokas, accompanied with their meaning.
“The education department has also included prayers and information on other religions including Islam, Christianity, and Buddhism. We want the students to learn and understand moral values,” she added.
The book also covers benefits of yoga and life experiences of famous freedom fighters such as Chandrashekhar Azad and Udham Singh.
Source: Hindustan Times Dated: Jun 28, 2016