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Wednesday 10 Jan 2018 02.50 PM

Brahmagupta-II gave ‘law of gravity’ before Newton: Rajasthan minister

law of gravity, Rajasthan Minister

Jaipur: Rajasthan education minister Vasudev Devnani has said Brahmagupta-II discovered the law of gravity before Isaac Newton. Speaking during a programme at the Rajasthan University in Jaipur on Monday, he asserted that Brahmagupta-II came up with the gravitation law a thousand years ago.

“We all have studied that Newton gave the law of gravitation, but delving deeper, we can find that Brahmagupta-II came up with the theory of gravitation 1,000 years before (Newton). Why don’t we include this fact in the curriculum?” Devnani asked.

The state primary and secondary education minister said the school curriculum was changed and close to 200 Indian personalities, including Rajput king Maharana Pratap, were included.

The minister also stressed that education should be value-based. Referring to student leader of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Kanhaiya Kumar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said, “No Kanhaiya should be born in Rajasthan.”

Kumar was in 2016 arrested in connection with a case of alleged sedition and criminal conspiracy over holding of an event at JNU against hanging of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. PTI

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