The Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) demanded that the “Bhagavad Gita” be declared the national book of India and that its teaching-learning be made compulsory at all levels of education in the country “to stop the erosion of values” .
The Saffron outfit also demanded that scripture reading programs be held periodically in government institutions to promote values ââand a strong sense of duty among bureaucrats, as there has been “a continuing collapse of ethical values. “.
âIt’s because of our failing education system. We demand that the government make the teaching-learning of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita compulsory at all levels of education to stop the erosion of values. It should be part of the curriculum, “VHP National Secretary Acharya Radha Krishna Manodi said at a press conference.
He said that teachers, including those from minority communities, should also be led to study Bhagavad Gita and that teaching-learning of all 18 chapters should be part of the teacher training curriculum to enable them to learn. ” instill ethical values ââand a sense of duty. among students.
âThe study of the Bhagavad Gita should be made compulsory for all who undergo education and teacher training. Teaching the Bhagavad Gita should be made compulsory for all teachers in India, including those belonging to Muslim and Christian communities, âsaid Manodi, who heads VHP Vishva Gita Sansthan.
To promote values ââand a strong sense of duty among bureaucrats, the VHP leader said Bhagavad Gita reading programs should be held in government institutions every fortnight.
âPromoting the reading of the Bhagavad Gita can protect the social, cultural and spiritual values ââof our country, end divisions in our society and make India much stronger. We demand that the Bhagavad Gita be declared the national book of India, âhe said.
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