The Madhya Pradesh cabinet today decided to recommend to the Centre that Vedic Mathematics be included in the syllabus of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools.
“The state cabinet, at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has decided to recommend to the Centre to teach vedic maths and impart moral education based on (the holy scripture) ‘Bhagavad Gita’ to the students of CBSE-run schools by incorporating it in the NCERT books,” state Public Relations Minister and Cabinet Spokesperson Narottam Mishra told reporters.
The government also decided to request to the Centre to give its approval for inclusion of lessons on ancient scientists and alternate methods in different streams by including them in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) textbooks.
The cabinet also took a decision to introduce the NCERT books in the state-run schools in two phases.
A presentation was made at the meeting on the newly-constituted Ministry of Happiness.The chief minister directed to ensure “the maximum participation” of people in the programmes organised by the ministry and said these programmes should not be confined within the government alone, Mishra said.
Source: Business Standard and India Today