Following the Madhya Pradesh government's decision making 'Surya Namaskar' voluntary in schools, another BJP ruled Indian state Rajasthan has decided to appease the anti-secular forces further by making 'Surya namskar' compulsory in all the schools across the state.
Kicking up a fresh controversy yesterday ie. on February 2015, the state Department of School Education issued a GO directing all the schools in the state to allot 20 minutes for the morning assembly out of which 10 minutes to be used for performing yoga and surya namaskar.
This dangerous move has picked up another row as it further confirms the recent statements made by some of the persons associated with the ruling political party that the terms 'secularism' and 'socialism' should be removed from the Indian constitution.
The order of the government making yoga and surya namsaker mandatory in all schools including private schools run by Muslims and Christians is being opposed by many civil rights groups and all people who respect the core pillars of our consitution namely democracy, secularism and socialism.
The education minister of the state had earlier ordered to celebrate 'Saraswati Puja' and make the children chant 'slogans' on the occasion of Basant Panchami on January 24th, 201...!