Indian Government Schools to Include Excerpts from Quran in Syllabus

To give the ethical & moral learning to all students of India, Hariana govt wants to include excerpts from the holy books (including Holy Quran) of a number of religions will soon be a part of the syllabus in Haryana’s government schools.

State Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said the subject of moral education will be introduced into the curriculum for students from Class VI to XII, at an event.

It  includes the texts from the Holy Quran, Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and Guru Granth Sahib – The Indian Express reported.

“All religion focuses on character building. Excerpts [from holy books] such as Quran, Bhagavad Gita, the Bible and Guru Granth Sahib have been incorporated into the curriculum. Different textbooks will be prescribed for each class,” the minister said in a statement, which added that the state government had prepared the course “in collaboration with social organizations and educationists”.

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