Message of brotherhood in Gita is need of hour: Khattar in opening ceremony address of International Gita Mahotsav
Virtually addressing the opening ceremony of the International Gita Mahotsav, being held in Canberra, Australia, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar said Friday that at present when the whole world is facing war, terrorism, violence and tension, the message of world peace, love and brotherhood given in Gita is the need of the hour for every human being.
Adding that is a matter of pride for all of us, especially the residents of Haryana, Khattar said, the International Gita Mahotsav is being held in Australia with the joint efforts of voluntary organisations of Australia and Kurukshetra Development Board. The opening ceremony of the International Gita Mahotsav took place at the Federal Parliament, Canberra Friday. A delegation led by state home minister Anil Vij has already gone there to participate in the celebrations.
The Gita Mahotsav is being celebrated on an international level since 2016. Officials said that earlier, it has been hosted in Mauritius, England and Canada.
Khattar said that Gita is a supernatural light and is beyond any time, country and boundaries. “It is eternal, universal and everlasting. As PM Narendra Modi says that Shrimad Bhagwad Gita is meaningful for various aspects of life; under his guidance, the Haryana government is making efforts to take the knowledge of Gita to every nook and corner of the world,” he said.
Khattar said he is proud of being the CM of a state, where Lord Krishna had given the immortal message of Karma Yoga through Gita, 5,160 years ago, on the holy land of Kurukshetra.
Meanwhile, addressing the gathering as chief guest, Haryana health minister Anil Vij said, “The Gita preached by Shri Krishna is not for any religion, caste, region and language, it is for the entire humanity. Every statement of Shri Krishna unties the knots of human life and it is also called the key to success. We will spread the message of the Gita to all the countries of the world gradually.”
On this occasion, Vij released the book Geeta Prerna. In this programme, Vij was also honored by wearing a turban. Geeta Manishi Swami Gyananand, Swami Sudarshan Anand, MLA from Panipat Mahipal Dhanda, various ambassadors, commissioners and senator and Chief Minister of Australia government were also present on this occasion.