Chandigarh-Once once more, the sacred land of Kurukshetra, the cradle of Indian tradition and the birthplace of the ‘Shrimad Bhagwad Gita, ‘ is about to witness a divine convergence of spirituality, tradition, and artwork. The grand occasion of the International Gita Mahotsav – 2023 is scheduled to happen from December 7 to December 24, the place the timeless teachings of the Shrimad Bhagwad Geeta might be illuminated.
In a press convention right here in the present day, Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal expressed that akin to the Constitution of India being thought to be the Gita of the federal government system, he personally perceives the Gita as a structure that imparts guiding ideas for all times.
He stated that this yr, Assam will actively take part as a companion state within the International Gita Mahotsav.
Sh Manohar Lal highlighted that in go to to Kurukshetra in 2014, Prime Minister Sh Narendra Modi expressed the dedication to make each potential effort to acknowledge Kurukshetra as a major heart for the teachings of the Gita. Following the Prime Minister’s steering, the Haryana Government has been organizing the Gita Mahotsav on the worldwide degree in Kurukshetra since 2016, which has gained large success and recognition over the previous seven years. In 2019, the competition expanded its attain past the nation, celebrated in Mauritius and London. Additionally, it came about in Canada in September 2022, and this yr, there are plans to prepare the International Gita Mahotsav in United States of America within the month of April.
The Chief Minister knowledgeable that the primary program of the International Gita Mahotsav will start on December 17. The Vice President, Sh Jagdeep Dhankhar, will formally inaugurate the competition with Gita Yajna and worship at Brahma Sarovar on the identical day. Following this, he will even inaugurate the three-day International Gita Seminar at Kurukshetra University. The seminar, scheduled to run till December 19, will witness the participation of Gita fans, students, and researchers from India and overseas. They will current their analysis papers on the theme of world peace and concord, impressed by the teachings of Shrimad Bhagvad Gita. The Chief Minister expressed confidence that this seminar will play a pivotal function in spreading the importance of the Gita’s message throughout the globe.
Sh Manohar Lal shared that the International Gita Mahotsav Fair is progressing in the direction of monetary self-sustainability. In a strategic transfer akin to the group of the Kumbh Mela, a devoted honest authority might be established for the International Gita Mahotsav. This autonomous physique will independently manage and handle the occasion. The authorities will appoint a good officer to supervise the preparations, whereas the honest authority will take cost of planning and executing the competition.
Sh Manohar Lal has urged all of the residents of the state to return collectively and recite the Gita shaloka collectively for one minute at 11 am on December twenty third, in honor of Gita Jayanti. During this transient session, individuals are inspired to recite three verses from the Gita. All residents are invited to partake on this Gita lesson both from their houses or workplaces, with the choice to attach by way of the Gieo Gita app for a shared expertise.
The Chief Minister sated that the International Gita Mahotsav will kick off with a Crafts and Saras mela on the banks of the holy Brahmasarovar of Kurukshetra on December 7. This honest will showcase the abilities of nationally famend artists and craftsmen. A devoted Haryana Pavilion, that includes people dance, crafts, small-scale industries, and native delicacies, might be established to acquaint vacationers and pilgrims with the wealthy tradition of Haryana.
Additionally, exhibitions highlighting the event and progress of Haryana might be organized by numerous departments, offering precious details about authorities welfare schemes and regional developments. To maximize the customer expertise, the competition will span 18 days this yr, up from the earlier period of 16 days. Gita Utsav packages might be held in each district for 2 days on December 22 and 23. Indian Council for Cultural Affairs (ICCR) will even take part on this Mahotasav, he added.
Sh Manohar Lal stated that on December 23, a convention specializing in the pilgrimages inside the 48 Kos Kurukshetra will happen at Kurukshetra University. Representatives from 164 pilgrimage committees in Kurukshetra will take part, bringing soil and water from their respective pilgrimages to later create an idol of Lord Krishna. On the identical day, Gita Jayanti, a world Gita recitation might be led by 18, 000 college students in Kurukshetra. To commemorate Gita Jayanti, Deepotsav might be organized in any respect 164 pilgrimage websites in Kurukshetra on December 23.
The Chief Minister stated that enjoyable honest actions might be organized for devotees within the honest space from December 7 to 24. Students may have the chance to take part in numerous competitions, together with Rangoli, clay modeling, Sanjhi, pot ornament, fancy gown, tableau, and poster making, scheduled from December 17 to 24. To interact individuals additional, an internet Gita quiz competitors has been ongoing since November 26 and can proceed till December 6. Over 70000 residents, together with college students, have registered for this on-line competitors, reflecting the widespread curiosity within the occasion. In addition, a profitable Gita Marathon was organized in Kurukshetra on December 3, additional contributing to the competition’s vibrancy.
On this event, Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj stated that Lord Shri Krishna delivered the holy message of the Gita to all of humanity on the sacred land of Kurukshetra round 5160 years in the past. He expressed that the Gita is a supply of contemplation for all dwelling beings and, in in the present day’s world marked by battle and unrest, its relevance is much more vital. Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj acknowledged the efforts of Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal in establishing Gita Jayanti because the International Gita Mahotsav since 2016. This initiative has led to Kurukshetra being acknowledged not solely because the land of Mahabharata but in addition because the birthplace of the Gita throughout the globe.
Member Secretary of Kurukshetra Development Board, Mr. Vikas Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Director General of Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mr. Bharat Bhushan Bharti, Media Secretary Mr. Praveen Attrey, Chief Media Coordinator Mr. Sudesh Kataria, Additional Director (Administration) of Information, Public Relations, Language and Culture Department Mr. Vivek Kalia and officers of Kurukshetra Development Board have been additionally current on this event.