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Haryana’s big plans for Gita Mahotsava

Saturday, Aug 6, 2016,16:52 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Chandigarh | Haryana government today chalked out a detailed programme for the five-day Gita festival to be held at Kurukshetra in the state from December 6.

The arrangements for the Kurukshetra Mahotsava Gita Jayanti Samaroh were reviewed at a meeting of senior officers presided by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar here today, an official spokesperson said. 574 people from different districts of the country will attend the event.

The delegate count is equal to the number of Shlokas (verses) delivered by Lord Krishna in the Bhagvad Gita, the spokesperson said quoting the Chief Minister. Khattar said each member would adopt and display a Shloka during their journey to the venue of the festival. During their journey, they will disseminate the teachings of the sacred Bhagvad Gita among the people. This would encourage participation of people from across the country in the festival, he added.

He said that to further encourage participation from other states, Gita Shloka recital, declamation and quiz competitions would be organised in all states and the winners would be invited to the programme at Kurukshetra for the final rounds of these events. He also directed the officers concerned to organise one-day Gita Jayanti programmes at block level to ensure participation of people, and three-day programmes at district level between December 1 and 5.

The Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure beautification and cleanliness of the city before the programme and instructed them to make adequate arrangements for transportation. Prominent personalities associated with the Bhagvad Gita from across the globe, members of the Indian Diaspora and other scholars would be invited to participate in this festival.