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Haryana to include religious texts in school curriculum

State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma has said that moral education would be introduced as a subject

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Publish Date: Jul 3 2016 10:36AM | Updated Date: Jul 3 2016 10:36AM

Haryana to include religious texts in school curriculum

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Haryana Government will include texts from holy books of various religions I, n the curriculum of government schools, a minister said on Sunday.

 
State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said moral education would be introduced as a subject for students from class six to class 12.
 
"All religions focus on character building. Texts such as Bhagavad Gita, Quran, the Bible and Guru Granth Sahib have been incorporated in the curriculum. Different textbooks would be prescribed for each class," Sharma said in a statement.
 
"The state government has prepared the curriculum in collaboration with social organisations and educationists."
 
Sharma had a meeting with senior officials of education and allied departments regarding preparations for the introduction of the subject on Saturday.
 
Event to launch the texts in school curriculum will be attended by Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat, ministers from the centre and state government and several other dignitaries.