Madhya Pradesh CM made the announcement during the ‘Sughosh Darshan’ program hosted by Vidya Bharti in Bhopal (File Photo: Twitter/ @ChouhanShivraj)
As the new National Education Policy (NEP 2020) talks about promoting regional languages, Madhya Pradesh has taken steps to provide technical and MBBS courses in Hindi, the chief minister said
The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, recently announced that the schools in the state will teach excerpts from the Vedas, Ramayana and Mahabharata. He made this known during the ‘Sughosh Darshan’ program organized by Vidya Bharti in Bhopal on the birthday of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
As the new National Education Policy (NEP 2020) talks about promoting regional languages, Madhya Pradesh has taken steps to provide technical and MBBS courses in Hindi, the chief minister said. In October 2022, the government of Madhya Pradesh launched a pilot project for teaching undergraduate medicine (MBBS) in Hindi from this 2022-23 academic session in 13 state government medical colleges.
“The Ramayan, the Mahabharat, the Vedas, the Upnishads, the Bhagwad Gita are our invaluable scriptures. These texts have the ability to make a human being moral and complete. We will also teach these religious books (along with other subjects) in government schools. Why don’t you study them?” Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.
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The chief minister praised the 16th century bhakti poet Tulsidas for writing an epic like Ramcharitmanas. Chouhan said, ‘I bow to Tulsidas ji who gave us scriptures like (Tulsidas) Ramayan. People who insult these great men will not be tolerated. In Madhya Pradesh, we will make our children moral and ensure their overall development by teaching these holy books.”
The Prime Minister also said: “Education has three objectives: to impart knowledge, to impart skills and to impart the values of citizenship. I am happy to say that Vidya Bharati has been working from the very beginning to achieve all three of these objectives.” “Today is the birthday of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. We all know that the British did not hand us this freedom on a silver platter. Thousands of revolutionaries offered their last drop of blood,” he added.
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