Dehradun: Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat said on Monday that the Vedas, Ramayana, and Gita will be taught in state schools.
Uttarakhand would be the first state to adopt the new National Education Policy (NEP) this year, said minister Rawat. "NEP will be implemented this year in the forthcoming session, with Uttarakhand being the first state to do so. Following proposals from the people and consultation with academicians, the Vedas, Gita, Ramayana, and the history of Uttarakhand will be included in the syllabus " the education minister said.
Minister Rawat stated that the new education policy mandates that students' syllabi be based on Indian history and traditions, and that states can choose between 30% and 40% of what is included in their syllabi.
Meanwhile, the minister said that preparations for the Char Dham Yatra began this year, and that plans have been made to welcome tens of thousands of pilgrims. "This year, tourists are not required to bring a negative test report or a COVID-19 immunisation certificate," Rawat said.