Narendra Modi gifts Bhagavad Gita to Obama

PM Narendra Modi gifts Bhagavad Gita to US President Barack Obama on his maiden visit to US.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 30, 2014 11:42:33 am
gita_m The Prime Minister had talked about how Gandhi’s freedom struggle was driven a ‘mass movement’ instigated by the Father of the Nation. (Source: MEA Tweet)

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.

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.

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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