Panchkula (Haryana), Oct 26 - BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar was Sunday sworn-in as the…
CHANDIGARH(PTI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that the 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 chief minister 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.
Mr 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, Mr 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 chief minister said that since the formation of the 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 last 10 years.
“Whosoever is found involved in corruption at any level will not be spared,” he said.