The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, attended the Gita Aradhana Mahotsav at ISKCON-Glory of India Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in February 2019.
He unveiled a unique Bhagavad Gita, prepared by ISKCON devotees. It measures over 2.8 meters and weighs over 800 kg.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that it is indeed a special occasion to unveil this magnificent Bhagavad Gita. He said this unique book will become a symbol of India’s knowledge, to the world.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of ISKCON’s founder, Srila Prabhupada, in raising global awareness about this sacred scripture and sharing devotion to Lord Krishna.
The Prime Minister said that the Bhagavad 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.