International Gita Mahotsava begins at Kurukshetra on Thursday

SGT Times Reporter

Chandigarh, December 1

Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar said that Shrimad Bhagavad Gita is the essence of life. It is a matter of great fortune for the country and the people of the state that this time on the occasion of International Gita Mahotsava, the celestial message of Gita will be 5,158 years old.

The Gita has life lessons for everyone from every walk of life. Following the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Haryana Government is celebrating International Gita Mahotsava at national and international level since 2016. In this episode, this time International Gita Mahotsava will start from December 2, 2021 and will continue till December19, 2021. The main events will be held from December 9 to 14, 2021.

This information was given by Khattar during a press conference at Purushotampura Bagh located on Brahmasarovar in Kurukshetra on Wednesday.

Khattar said that till now there were 134 pilgrimage places in the 48 kos area of Kurukshetra but some pilgrimage sites were left out, this time 30 more pilgrimage sites have been added to it, after which the total number of sites will increase to 164. Along with this Mahabharata-themed building will be constructed at Gitasthali Jyotisar on 2 acres of land at a cost of Rs.205 crore. The Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Saraswati river and Vedic Civilization will be depicted through multimedia system in this building.

Giving information related to the International Gita Mahotsava, the Chief Minister said that the Shilp and Saras Mela will start on December 2, 2021, in which about 350 eminent artists and craftsmen will participate. It will run till December 19, 2021. The main programme will start with Gita Yagya and prayers at Brahmasarovar on December 9, 2021. A grand Gita Maha Aarti will be organized on the holy bank of Brahmasarovar.

The Chief Minister said that on December 12, Sant Sammelan will also be organized during the festival. During this, the saints will discuss the subject of Gita and spirituality and give their views. Along with this, Gita Sansad will be organized in many colleges of Haryana on December13, 2021. Cultural programmes will be organized at 75 pilgrimages of 48 Kos Kurukshetra on December 14, 2021.

On a question about possible threat of third wave of pandemic, Khattar said that Covid-19 norms will be observed during the event. (End).

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