Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Thursday clarified that it was Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, which intended to distribute Bhagavad Gita in colleges and not the state government.
This came hours after it was reported that the Directorate of Higher Education has decided to distribute Bhagavad Gita in the state’s colleges.
Tawde further said if someone wants to distribute the Quran or the Bible, the government will facilitate them as well.
“Government is not distributing Bhagavad Gita. Bhakti Vedant Trust from Bhiwandi wanted to distribute Bhagavad Gita at colleges. We provided them with a list of colleges. If someone says they want to distribute Quran and Bible we will give them the list of colleges too,” Tawde said.
Earlier in the day, it was reported that the Directorate of Higher Education has decided to distribute the holy
book in 100 NAAC accredited A/A+ colleges.