September 21, 2018
Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address to be included in school curriculum
The state Education department has decided to distribute booklets containing Swami Vivekananda’s address at the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago among students.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Sampriti Saptaha that the state government has organised to celebrate the 125 years of Swami Vivekananda’s address in the Parliament of World’s Religion in Chicago, state Education minister Partha Chatterjee said: “Booklets containing the speech of Swami Vivekananda will be distributed among school-goers free of cost. The move has been taken as a character-building programme.”
At the same time, Chatterjee said details related to the life, works and messages of social reformers will also be included in the textbooks. The expert committee will be discussing the same and will take the decision in this connection. The committee will finalise the books where such contents would be introduced. They will also decide on the class in which these books would be launched.
“After the committee finalises all the aspects in this connection, it will be placed before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,” he said.
The minister added, “In the past four decades, no steps were taken to circulate messages of the social reformers among the masses. Now, the Chief Minister has taken up this initiative.”