Gita Lessons to be Included in School Syllabus: Haryana CM

GURGAON: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that lessons from ‘Gita’ and other holy books would be included in the syllabus of schools for imbibing moral values among students while also declaring that a university will be set up in Gurgaon.

According to an official statement released here, Khattar made these announcements while addressing a gathering at a function organized in Government College for Women, Sector 14.

Khattar said the focus would be on imparting value based moral and quality education and not mere teaching two plus two, a statement released by his government said.

For this, a rapport would be established between private schools and government schools, he added.

“Lessons from ‘Gita’ and other holy books would be included in the syllabus of schools for imbibing moral values among students,” the statement said quoting Khattar.

The Chief Minister also said that the proposal for setting up a university in Gurgaon will be moved and it would be set up.

He also inaugurated a multi purpose hall constructed at a cost of Rs 7.26 crore in the college premises besides laying foundation stones of another three projects which included construction of new science block and teaching block in Government College for Women and DSD Government College and extension of district library in Gurgaon.

He assured to connect the old Gurgaon City with Metro facility and announced construction of Cultural Bhawan in Bal Bhawan of Sector 4, opening of Cultural Center on 10 acres of land in Sector 53, widening of Old Delhi Road from local Mahavir Chowk to Dundahera and several other demands, the statement said.

In his address, the Chief Minister said focus will be laid on women empowerment during the year and all programmes relating to women and girl child will be given priority, whether it is for checking female foeticide or improving female literacy.

He said that presently the female literacy is at 66 per cent and efforts will be made to take it to 100 per cent.

He said that all government schools for girls would have facility of toilets and for upkeep and maintenance of these toilets, a ‘Haryana Swachhta Kosh’ will be constituted.

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