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Gurukuls to get free land in Haryana:CM

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The government will give land free of cost to 'gurukuls' which provide free to children, said today.

The would also assist in making all necessary arrangements required to run such schools including teachers, he said.

was speaking as the chief guest at a programme on the 'Relevance of the Gurukul system in the present era' organised by Panchnad Shodh Sansthan here.

Underlining the significance of gurukuls, the said instead of confining just to the three R's : reading, writing, and 'arithmetic, the moral values, yoga, patriotism should be made a part of system.

He said that earlier it was the moral responsibility in our society to provide facilities of health and to the people free of cost but today while the common man lacks resources to avail these facilities, the rich spend immense wealth on them.

said the had taken many steps for a qualitative change in the education system. A major chunk of the state budget is spent on providing free education to the children, he said.

The has also constituted a 21 member State headed by Prof B K Kuthiala to create an enabling environment for promoting academic excellence, he said.

He advocated abolishing the 'no detention policy' for class first to eighth saying the system had adversely affected the studying habit of students as they have no fear of failing in exams.

Khattar also said that had made its mark in various spheres, the world over.

Earlier, the was organised in Kurukshetra at a much smaller scale, he said. The present state government has been holding an international level event, he said. People from 25 countries have participated during the last three years, he said.

This year, the programmes of would also be held in and the (UK), he said.

Earlier, Director, and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Dr described Gurukul education as the best education system which aims at the overall development of children.

Kuthiala said the Panchnad Shodh Sansthan was set up in the year 1984-85 to maintain a sense of harmony in the society.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 18:40 IST