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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 11:17 IST

Amit Shah on Bhagavad Gita: Many scholars around the world believe in the Gita’s message

At the Sant Sammelan after the International Gita Mahotsav, Union Home Minister said that solutions to the problems of the world lie in the holy scripture.

Shweta Parande
Amit Shah on the Bhagavad Gita
Amit Shah on the Bhagavad Gita | Image:PTI
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Kurukshetra: Union Home Minister Amit Shah praised the wisdom of the Hindu holy scripture, the Srimad Bhagavad Gita. 

While speaking at the Sant Sammelan after the International Gita Mahotsav at Kurukshetra in Haryana on Friday, December 22, Shah opined that solutions to all the problems of the world lay in the message offered by the Bhagavad Gita.

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Amit Shah on the Bhagavad Gita

“I have met many scholars around the world, and all believe that solutions to all the problems of the whole world lie in the Gita’s message,” said Shah. He said that in India’s 75 years of Independence, several seers and 'mahatmas' have worked towards the revival of the Bhagavad Gita. 

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While referring to Mahabharata, the revered Sanskrit epic, Shah said, “We are sitting here on the holy land of Kurukshetra. More than 5,000 years ago, Lord Krishna also gave the message of the Gita to Arjuna (one of the five Pandavas).”

“Lord Krishna told Arjuna that it was the time for a war and he could not see who was before him and that it was his dharma that he was fighting for and not (for) himself, Shah said.

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How the Bhagavad Gita helped Amit Shah

The Bharatiya Janata Party leader said that it was because of his learnings from the Bhagavad Gita that he has never experienced pain and disappointment.

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"I have seen many ups and downs (in life), but because my mother taught me the Gita in my childhood, I (have) never experienced any disappointment and pain," he said.

The brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the International Gita Mahotsav festival is being held since 2016.

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 11:16 IST

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