Inter-religious studies and social harmony teachers of St Xavier’s College (autonomous), Kolkata, on Saturday underwent a training session by experts from different religions. The course was introduced at the college in the 2014-2015 academic session.
Five experts from Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism interacted with the instructors. The programme is compulsory for students and holds one credit each in the first and second semesters.
“We believe that students leaving the college should be able to appreciate every religion so that our secularity is strengthened. Hence, we felt that teachers should get an indepth understanding of the various religions so that they can do justice to the course. Such orientation will be held every three months,” principal Fr Dominic Savio said.
Senior college authorities pointed out that the course would help the students to find their inner selves and connect with the world at large. Possible actions to spread the spirit of tolerance among the youth was also discussed at the sessions.
Source: Times of India