Teaching of Bhagavad Gita to be introduced in schools: Khattar

| Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 16:57
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Manohar Lal Khattar

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that government will introduce teaching of Bhagavad Gita in schools across the state from coming academic session.

"Students in schools will be taught shlokas of Bhagavad Gita from the new academic session," he said.

The CM said that the government will also introduce a bill with "stringent punishment for cow slaughtering in the on-going budget session of the assembly."

The BJP Government in Haryana will bring a new law against cow slaughter, he said.

In the proposed 'Govansh Sanrakashan and Gau Samvardhan (Cow Protection and Cow Conservation and Development) Bill' provisions of tough law on cow slaughter and for conservation and better care of indigenous cattle will be made, he said.

He said that the government has taken steps to ban sale of beef in the state with immediate effect.

Haryana Government yesterday imposed a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form and proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter.

Khattar, a first time MLA and the only chief minister of first ever BJP government in Haryana, said that the priority of his government was to end corruption from the system.

Noting that corruption is a "main problem" in the state, Khattar said that the government would take several steps, including introduction of technical system like IT, to eradicate the menace from the society.

"To end corruption one of the major things is to culminate discretionary powers," he said.

The CM said that since the formation of BJP government in the state the vigilance bureau had caught more number of government officials for indulging in corruption than the total cases in the past ten years.

"Whosoever is found involved in corruption at any level will not be spared," he said.

On reply to a query on controversy surrounding Robert Vadra's land deals, Khattar said that "our target is not to move ahead by keeping one person in mind. We have got a positive mandate to eradicate corruption."

He said that the emphasis of his government is to put a check on corruption.

He said that patwaris (revenue officials) have asked to complete some 50,000 mutations pending since years within a month in the state.

The CM said that the government would soon introduce a new transfer policy in the state.

"Transfer will not be considered as a disciplinary action rather people will be given postings as per their performances," he said. 

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