Updated: September 30, 2014 11:42:33 am
In his maiden visit to US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted ‘The Bhagavad Gita According to Gandhi’ to US President Barack Obama during a dinner hosted at the White House.
This came after Modi, on Sunday, talked about Mahatma Gandhi and his struggle for India’s independence during a sold-out speech at Madison Square Garden. The Prime Minister had talked about how Gandhi’s freedom struggle was driven a ‘mass movement’ instigated by the Father of the Nation.
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He also mentioned of the guiding philosophy ‘inspired’ by Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi as far as India is concerned. “We believe in non-violence,” he said.
As far as India is concerned, we have a guiding philosophy inspired by Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi. We believe in non-violence: PM — PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 29, 2014
Meanwhile, Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu ever elected to the US House of Representatives and a Democrat from Hawaii, also gifted a copy of the Gita to PM Narendra Modi during the meet.
PM Modi shows a deep connection with the Gita. Also in his visit to Japan this month he gifted a copy of ‘Bhagavad Gita’ to Japanese Emperor Akihito.
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