Narendra Modi likely to attend RSS Gita festival

The Centre is also likely to issue a stamp on December 2, commemorating ‘Gita Jayanti’.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2014 1:22 am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top RSS leaders are likely to attend an event at Red Fort to celebrate the 5151st anniversary of Bhagwat Gita.

Global Inspiration and Enlightenment Organization of Gita or Gieo Gita, which is affiliated to RSS, would organise the event from December 2 to December 7, and the PM is likely to be part of its closing day ceremony, sources said.

“While Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Sushma Swaraj  have sent their confirmation, we are still in talks with President Pranab Mukherjee, former president A P J Abdul Kalam and the PM,” Keshav Gupta, secretary general of Gieo Gita.

The six-day event would see Gita discourses by religious leaders and groups across the country. Representatives from other SAARC nations would also participate in the ceremony, while several religious leaders across the globe have confirmed their participation, the sources said.

The Centre is also likely to issue a stamp on December 2, commemorating ‘Gita Jayanti’. The RSS leaders informed that it is the first time they have organised Gita Jayanti in a grand manner.  According to a senior RSS leader, “December 2 is Marghshirsh Shuklpaksh Ikadashi — the day we celebrate as Gita Jayanti. This is the 5116th year of Kalyuga and Gita was written 35 years before that.” The saffron outfit has decided to organise the event to spread awareness among young generation about Gita, said the  leader.

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