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Updated December 16th, 2023 at 13:30 IST

'Ek Saath, Ek Lakh, Gita Path': Kolkata's unique initiative aims to set world records

The programme will take place at Brigade Parade Ground and will host Shankaracharya Sadananda Saraswati, who will teach the city a few days in advance.

Tanisha Rajput
Bhagvad Gita mass reading in Kolkata
Bhagvad Gita mass reading in Kolkata | Image:Social media
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Kolkata: In a buzz-worthy development, the organisers of “Ek Saath – Ek Lakh – Gita Path," dismissing political intents said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend the much-talked-about Bhagavad Gita recitation programme in Kolkata on December 24.

The invitation has also been sent to the President. The organisers have also sent a written letter to the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee, requesting her participation. 

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The programme aims to set three world records, including holding the largest mass Bhagavat Reading in the world. The organisers hope for one lakh simultaneous Gita recitations. It will take place at Brigade Parade Ground and will host Shankaracharya Sadananda Saraswati, who will teach the city a few days in advance. 

The three organisers have for quite some time, with an attempt to have one lakh simultaneous Gita recitations. The Sanatan Sanskriti Sansad, Matilal Bharat Tirtha Seba Mission Ashram, and Akhil Bharatiya Sanskrit Porisad in a joint press conference said that this is the second edition of such an initiative. 

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They observed with the given mobilisation, the programme is the most talked about in the state. 

The venue will have two stages- the "saanskrit" and "anushthan." Five adhyayas from Bhagavat Gita will be recited and is expected to take around one and a half hours.

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The invitations have also been sent to 1,500 sants and sadhus in the state. More than 50,000 conch shells are expected to be brought by the people for the mega programme. 

People dressed in Indian attires such as kurtas and pyjamas or dhoti will be made to sit in the front seats. 
 

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Published December 16th, 2023 at 13:30 IST

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