Gita is not a book but a way to live life- Hon’ble Governor
Shrimad Bhagavad Gita has proved more than effective by increasing the self-confidence and moral values in the life of human beings even during the corona period. Gita is not a book but a way to live life. These views were expressed by the Governor of Haryana Mr. Bandaru Dattatraya at the launch of the first issue of an international research journal and a coffee table book.
This program was organized under the joint aegis of ‘GIEO GITA’ and Gurugram University at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday. In this program, Gita expert Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Haryana Sh. DS Dhesi, Chairman of HERERA Dr. KK Khandelwal, Home Secretary Shri Rajiv Arora, Secretary Governor Shri Atul Dwivedi, Vyapari Kalyan Board Chairman Shri Ram Niwas Garg, Principal Secretary Higher Education Shri Anand Mohan Saran, Kurukshetra University Vice-Chancellor Shri Somnath Sachdeva, Gurugram University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Markande Ahuja, Shri Sitaram, Shri Pradeep Mittal, IT Advisor to Governor Shri B. A Bhanushankar and other officials and dignitaries associated with ‘GIEO GITA’ were present. In the program, the first issue of the International Research Journal and Coffee Table Book prepared by ‘GIEO GITA’ and Gurugram University has been released by Governor Shri Dattatreya.
He said that history is a witness to the fact that Shrimad Bhagavad Gita has supported human beings in every hour of crisis. Giving his own example, he said that during the Corona period, he read the Gita daily, which boosted his morale. Recalling his memoirs, he said that even when he was in jail in 1976, the Gita proved to be effective in keeping his faith intact.
Shri Dattatraya said that Haryana is known as a ‘Veer Bhoomi’ all over the world and Kurukshetra in Haryana is the birthplace of Indian civilization and culture and the oldest center of spiritual thought. It was in Kurukshetra that Lord Krishna preached the Gita to Arjuna. This is that great land, by applying ‘Tilak’ of soil on his head, man considers himself blessed.
He further said that the first verse of the Gita itself begins with ‘Dharmkshetra-Kurukshetra’ in which Kurukshetra has been given the name of Dharmakshetra. It is said that salvation is attained only by the water of the Ganga and the land and water of Varanasi alone have the power to give salvation, but the water, land, and air of Kurukshetra are the providers of salvation. Therefore there is a spiritual confluence of all three in the land of Kurukshetra.
Describing the importance of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita, Shri Dattatreya said that Lord Shri Krishna has shown the path of the welfare of mankind by filling the ocean of knowledge in the form of Gita consisting of 18 chapters and 700 verses. Its 700 verses expound 700 sutras of life. The truth is that it is the best guide to the solution of all the problems of human life and human management i.e. ‘Human Management’.
He appealed to the common people that we have to adopt our ‘karma culture’ for the progress of ourselves, society, and our nation, inspired by the knowledge of Gita. Only then will we be able to survive the competition of developed countries in this era of globalization.
Shri Dattatraya said that the civilizations of the country which did not preserve its cultural heritage got destroyed. Therefore, we have to maintain the invaluable heritage of our Indian civilization and culture in every situation. Kurukshetra pilgrimage is also an integral part of this great heritage, whose splendour we are committed to maintain.
Along with being the biggest holy place of Indian culture, Kurukshetra will be further developed as a spiritual tourist destination. With this, the message of Shrimad Bhagwat Geeta will also reach the people and people from all over the world will be able to connect with Kurukshetra.
He specially thanked ‘GIEO GITA’ Sansthan and Swami Gyananand ji for the propagation of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita. Through ‘GIEO GITA’ people all over the world are accepting the teachings of Gita, which has succeeded in creating an atmosphere of peace, harmony and brotherhood in the world.
In this program, Gita manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj, while highlighting the importance of Gita, said that at present materialism is effective in the life of every person. This is worrying and also worrying. Today, along with physical discomfort, imbalance is visible in society. In such a situation, the Gita has proved effective in finding a solution to every problem of man.
On this occasion, Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Shri D.S Dhesi said that the holy book of Gita is an invaluable heritage of Indian culture. The government will always make every effort to spread the Gita all over the world. In this program, Gita manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj presented Gita to the Governor of Haryana, Shri Dattatreya. Similarly, all the officials and dignitaries were honored by Jio Geeta. The program was conducted by the Vice-Chancellor of Gurugram University, Dr. Markande Ahuja and mentioned the works related to the propagation of Gita through ‘GIEO GITA’. Shri Sitaram also addressed the program and Shri Pradeep Mittal thanked Governor Shri Dattatreya and all the dignitaries.