Amidst the ongoing controversy over Ramcharitmanas in different parts of the country, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that the contexts of Geeta, Ramcharitmanas and Ramayana will be taught in government schools of the state. CM Shivraj said that ‘our Ramayana, Mahabharata, Vedas, Upanishads, Shrimadbhagwadgita, these are invaluable books. These texts have the ability to make man moral and complete and to make him complete.
He said, ‘As the Chief Minister, I am saying that we will give education of religious scriptures in government schools as well. Will teach the essence of Geeta ji, Ramayana ji, Ramcharitmanas ji will teach, context of Mahabharata will be taught. Why shouldn’t Lord Ram be taught? Tulsidas ji has written such a great book. Where would one find such a book?
He also said, ‘I bow down to Tulsidas ji, Tulsi Baba, who gave books like Ramcharitmanas and such people who insult these great men of ours will not be tolerated. By teaching our holy books in Madhya Pradesh, we will make our children moral as well as complete.
CM Shivraj further said, ‘Look, everyone is saying Ram-Ram, but when we read in the newspapers, we feel pain. Some people have become such in the country that they speak similar things about Lord Ram and Tulsi Das ji. I want to tell them that Ram is in our Rome Rome. Ram resides in our every breath. This country cannot be known without Ram. Ram is our existence, Ram is our life, Ram is our God and Ram is the identity of India.