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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled world’s largest Bhagavad Gita

New Delhi:26/2/19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday unveiled world’s largest Bhagavad Gita while attending the Gita Aradhana Mahotsav at ISKCON-Glory of India Cultural Centre, New Delhi.

Prepared by ISKCON devotees, the Bhagavad Gita measures over 2.8 meters and weighs over 800 kg.

Addressing the gathering, the PM said that it is indeed a special occasion to unveil this magnificent Bhagwad Gita. He said this unique book will become a symbol of India’s knowledge, to the world.

The Prime Minister recalled that Lokmanya Tilak had written the “Gita Rahasya,” while in jail, in which he explained in a simple way, Lord Krishna’s message of Nishkam Karma. He also mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi wrote “Bhagwad Gita according to Gandhi.” He added that a copy of this book was given by him to the former US President, Barack Obama.

The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of Srila Bhaktivedanta Prabhupadaji, in raising global awareness about this epic.

The Prime Minister said that the Bhagwad Gita can always be our guide when we face a dilemma in life. Recalling a famous verse from the Gita, he said that the divine force is always with us, as we fight against the enemies of humanity. He said the Gita inspires one, to service of the people, and the nation.

The Prime Minister said that Indian values and culture offer solutions to many problems being faced by humanity. In this context, he also mentioned Yoga and Ayurveda.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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