INDIA E POST CHANDIGARH, JULY 1, 2022
Sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Dr. Mohan Bhagwat said that the answer to the problems of the universe and the solution to the problems of the entire humanity and the knowledge of never-fading happiness is in Shrimad Bhagvad Gita, which is given to every human being. Due to this knowledge of Gita, Kurukshetra, apart from being the land of Mahabharata, will now be known as the land of Gita in the world.
Dr. Mohan Bhagwat was addressing a programme on the current relevance of Bhagvad Gita organized at Gita Gyan Sansthanam at Brahmasarovar, Kurukshetra today. During this, Haryana Governor, Sh. Bandaru Dattatraya, Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal and Gita Manishi Swami Sri Gyananand ji Maharaj and other dignitaries were present.
The Gita does not belong to a single religion, it is a book giving the essence of humanity to the whole world – Dr. Mohan Bhagwat
Dr. Mohan Bhagwat said that The Gita does not belong to a single religion, it is a book giving the essence of humanity to the world. Although the Hindu tradition follows the Gita, but there is no patent of any kind on it, it is Vishwadharma.
He said that as long as the human race exists, the Gita will remain relevant. These things were told on this land 5155 years ago. In this way the knowledge that answers the problems of creation, the solution to the problems of all humanity is in the Gita.
Gita is a life science
He said that the Gita teaches us that whatever work we do in life, do it without any hatred and enmity. The knowledge of discharging one’s duties with a pure mind is in this scripture, that is, Gita is a life science.
He said that today we are seeing that the balance of the universe has deteriorated, it needs to be balanced. Today bigotry is visible everywhere. There is a loss of trust in each other. Wars are being seen in countries, although it is rarely seen in India, because there is Gita in the culture of India. This is happening because the human mind is narrowing. It is limiting itself, and dividing itself into caste and creed and sect. This needs to be removed with the knowledge which we get from Shrimad Bhagvad Gita.
He said that it has been said in the Gita that one should not run from problems, but face them.
The message of living life by Lord Shri Krishna ji is equally relevant today – Sh. Manohar Lal
On this occasion, Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that it is a matter of great fortune that the statue of Shri Krishna has been unveiled today. He said that the importance of Gita is in the whole world, there can be no greater book for humanity than this. The message of living life given by Lord Shri Krishna to the whole world at that time is relevant even today.
He said that apart from the huge statue of Shri Krishna, a world-class museum is also being built. About Rs 200 crore will be spent on other works including this museum. Mahabharata and Saraswati civilization will be explained in this museum. The message of Gita will be given through light and show in the museum which will indeed become the center of attraction for the people of the country and the world.
Shri Krishna Utsav will also be celebrated like International Gita Mahotsav- Chief Minister
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the holy land of Jyotiswar has its own importance. Kurukshetra Development Board was formed to develop the city of Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra. 164 places are being renovated under 48 Kos circuit by this Board. Temples and lakes located at these places are being developed. Just as the International Gita Mahotsav is organized in a grand manner, similarly Shri Krishna Utsav will also be celebrated in the coming times.
He said that Kurukshetra is being made a pilgrimage site by the Haryana Government and the Central Government under the Krishna Circuit Scheme, which will become a center of attraction. A temple of Tirupati Balaji is being built in Kurukshetra. ISKCON temple and Akshardham temple have been built. Gita Gyan Sansthanam is also going to become a big institution for spreading the knowledge of Gita. Research work is also going on here. Not only this, the verses of Gita have been included in the syllabus of Class X.
Kurukshetra will be made the Land of Shri Krishna
He said that just as Kurukshetra will be known as the land of Shrimad Bhagvad Gita from now on, similarly Dharmakshetra Kurukshetra will also be made the Land of Shri Krishna, just like people visit Vrindavan, Mathura and Dwarka to imbibe the thoughts of Shri Krishna and the message of his life. Similarly, they will also come to Kurukshetra, because in reality the message of life was given on the holy land of Kurukshetra.
Expressing his gratitude and thanks to Gita sage Swami Shri Gyananand Ji Maharaj, he said that the campaign launched by him to spread the message of Gita is commendable. Before the year 2016, there used to be a small programme on the occasion of Gita Jayanti but gradually the programme started expanding and the International Gita Mahotsav is being organized regularly. The campaign of Gita Jayanti is also being run at the international level. Now there is a demand from abroad also that the programme of Gita Jayanti should be organized in their country as well.
Haryana Home and Health Minister, Sh. Anil Vij, Education and Tourism Minister, Sh. Kanwar Pal, MPs, Sh. Rattan Lal Kataria, Sh. Naib Singh Saini and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.