Advani praises Chandy for including Guru’s teachings in schools syllabus

Thiruvananthapuram: Senior BJP leader L K Advani has patted Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for assuring that the teachings of Sree Narayana Guru, the 20th century reformer who preached the message of "one caste, one religion and one God for man", would be included in school syllabus."

"In my speech at Sivagiri I urged Union Minister Vyalar Ravi (who was present) to ensure that Kerala's initiative is emulated by the Centre and other states.

"It would elevate the level of school studies if the teachings and ideals of saints like Swami Dayanand Saraswati, Shri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and Swami Vivekananda are part of the normal curriculum," Advani said.

He said what Kerala had done, and, what should be done by educational institutions all over the country was something that would raise the Spiritual Quotient of countrymen along with Intelligent Quotient (IQ) and Emotional Quotient (EQ).

"While coining this S.Q. Phrase, I do not have any religion or creed in mind, I am thinking only of the ethical and moral values a student imbibes in his institution," he said.