Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla said on Saturday that the Hindu scriptures, the Bhagavad Gita, do not belong to any particular language, region or religion, but to all of humanity.
The speaker said the historic land of Kurukshetra guides the whole world in its way of life. âMahatma Gandhi believed that the Bhagavad Gita is inspiring in the same way that a mother takes care of her child,â the speaker said in his address to Yuva Chetna Sammelan in Kurukshetra.
He said those involved in the freedom movement took inspiration from the Gita to fight for what is right.
In his remarks as the main guest of the farewell ceremony of the 6th three-day International Gita Seminar organized by Kurukshetra University, the speaker said that the foundations of Indian democracy were laid many years ago. thousands of years by sages and thinkers focused on peace, spiritually and equality.
“As the largest and most powerful democracy in the world, India has shown the world the way of spirituality, inner peace and selfless karma,” he said.
He appreciated the efforts of the University of Kurukshetra in the organization of the seminar which âwill motivate the younger generations to be inspired by the Gita and to imbibe its values ââin their livesâ.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar, said the Gita Mahotsav has become an international event and plays an important role in spreading the universal message of âKarma, Bhakti, Gyan and Mokshaâ in the world.
He declared that the state government is committed to the overall development of all religious places in Kurukshetra and has included 30 other “Teerth Sthalas” in the list of 130 already existing in the 48 kos “parikrama” of the circuit. Mahabharata in five districts of Haryana.
Songs of Gita shlokas in schools: Khattar
Khattar said the state government has decided to start singing Gita shlokas in schools from the next academic term. Shlokas will be taught to students in grades 5 and 6 because Gita is “the essence of life”.
He said that thanks to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gita Mahotsav is now celebrated internationally.
Thousands of people visit Kurukshetra due to this event and the district has a new identity on the map of world religious tourism.