India and the Gita

Hindus from different parts of India and abroad are expected to grace the occasion.

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Another world record in India on the horizon. Nearly two hundred thousand people are going to read the Hindu religious scripture – Gita – slokas together in the Brigade ground in Kolkata on 24th December this year. This holy book guides, teaches and helps understand the meaning of life and existence besides several other aspects.

Named ‘Lokkho kantha Gita Path (Reading of Gita by lakhs of voices)’, this event will be organized by the Sanatan Sanksriti Sansad, Matilal Bharattirtha Seva Mission Ashram and Akhil Bharatiya Sanskriti Parishad. The President of India, Ms Draupadi Murmu, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Yogi Adityanath and the Chief Minister of Assam, Mr Himanta Biswa Sharma, Leader of Opposition in West Bengal, Mr Suvendu Adhikary are expected to be present along with a host of other dignitaries and heads of several Hindu religious organizations including Bharat Sevashram Sangha, Swami Narayan Mandir Trust and Ramakrishna Mission.

Hindus from different parts of India and abroad are expected to grace the occasion. Convenor and a core committee member of the organizing committee, Mr Avijit Bose, said, “Apart from the reading of the Gita, competitions on the religious book will also be organized for school and college students. “It will indeed a great stupendous event to look forward to for the entire country,” said Maharaj Pradipta Nanadaji, the president of the organizing committee. Other members include Mr Vasant Sethia, Mr Manosh Bhattacharya and Mr Arijit Bhoumik. A large role in this is being played by the Radha Govinda Sangha, situated in Tapan of South Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

It is a renowned religious place where thousand of people visit daily. Also, another big Jagannath Dham will be made there in line with the world-famous Jagannath Temple of Puri. The inauguration of the foundation stone of the Dham was carried out by the Sri Bhawani Prasad Daitapati, President of the Puri temple and leading politician of West Bengal, Mr Suvendu Adhikaari. Maharaj Prabodh Kumar Dhar, said, “It will indeed be another great temple of Lord Jagannath after Puri and will bring a lot of devotees here.”

Ayanjit Sen

Ayanjit Sen is our Special correspondent in New Delhi. He is an International Affairs expert, international-award winning senior journalist, consultant on Media Diplomacy and author. He has worked for over 24 years as a digital and television journalist with CNN (Delhi and Hongkong), BBC News (London and Delhi), ESPN, ABP, The Statesman, India Today Group & Times Now. Nearly half of his career, he has worked with international media organizations. He is currently working as a professor of media management in Bennett University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India (part of the Times of India Group). He has worked in several parts of the globe including Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, France, Pakistan, Bangladesh, UK and Afghanistan.

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