Mouni Roy: Bhagwad Geeta must be part of school curriculum

Source : IANS 2021-03-19 21:01:19

Mouni Roy feels the Bhagwad Geeta must be made a part of academic curriculum across India. The actress adds that she turned to the Hindu scripture during lockdown and, having discovered its core value, believes it should be inculcated at school level.

"I read Bhagwad Geeta Ka Saar in childhood but didn't understand it until now. See, one of my friends started reading the Bhagwad Geeta and I also joined the class -- this is before lockdown -- and I didn't make many classes due to hectic schedule. But during lockdown, I was very religious. I think it should be a part of our school curriculum. I genuinely feel that it is more than a religious book. It is 'life ka saar' (crux of life), eternal knowledge, and it is basic knowledge. If you have a question in your head, the Geeta has the answer," said Mouni.

"We literally live in ignorance, and we actually come from a country of the Vedas and the Upanishad, yet we don't do anything. We are sitting on a gold mine and we don't do anything it. The entertainment industry is a stressful place, you don't have the concept of Saturdays and Sundays, a 9-to-5 job, and we are constantly consumed in our minds and thoughts. So, for sure, the Geeta is needed here, but having said that I think (be it) the rural, the urban, and the metros, everyone is in dire need of the Bhagwad Geeta's teachings," added Mouni.