Chandigarh, December 8 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal said that on the auspicious occasion of International Gita Mahotsav, the energy of Gita recitation of 18 verses of 18 chapters of the holy book Gita has been resonated all over the world by 18,000 students. He said that to ensure that this Vaishvik Path of Bhagavad Gita is done in every household; a 3-day group global Gita path will be organized in every district of Haryana on the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti Mahotsav 2020.
The Chief Minister was addressing the people of the State in the International Gita Mahotsav at the theme park of Kurukshetra today.
On this occasion, all the students were given World Book of Records, London, and medals inscribed with Vaishvik Path of Bhagavad Gita. The Chief Minister also announced that Monday will be a holiday in schools that are participating in the Vaishvik Path of Bhagavad Gita.
The Chief Minister, while greeting from the stage of International Gita Mahotsav, being held at Kurukshetra said that last year, at this same time, the Vaishvik Path of Bhagavad Gita being recited by the 18 students was recorded in the World Book of Records, London.
He said that the government is working to promote the Gita throughout the world. Today, on the auspicious occasion of International Gita Mahotsav, the teachings of the holy book Gita are being heard in many countries.
The Chief Minister said that 20 countries have participated in the International Gita Mahotsav and the same was organized in Mauritius in February-2019 and then in August 2019 in London. He said that the Gita Mahotsav will now be held in Australia in March-2020 and Canada in July. He further informed that this year Nepal is the partner country for the International Gita Mahotsav and the Nepal Government has assured that they will also be organizing a three day International Gita Mahotsav in their country.
Meanwhile, dignitaries including Uttarakhand Governor Mrs. Baby Rani Maurya, Swami Shri Gyananand Ji Maharaj, and other ministers and MLAs spoke on the occasion.