Bhagavad Gita Current Affairs

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates International Gita Mahotsav in Haryana

President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsav 2017 in Kurukshetra, Haryana. The objective behind Mahotsav is to spread the message of Gita to world.

The second edition of the event was organised by Haryana Government. Mauritius was partner country and Uttar Pradesh was partner state of the event.

Key Facts

President also participated in Gita Yajna and Gita Poojan ceremonies at Brahma Sarovar and Jyotisar, the birthplace of Bhagvad. He also inaugurated international seminar on Gita at the Kurukshetra University campus. Around 25-30 lakh people are likely to participate in Gita Mahotsav 2017 as against 20 lakh last year. People from 35 countries had participated in Gita Mahotsav-2016. The exhibitions by different cultural, spiritual, educational and social organisations, painting, rangoli, and photography competitions, Gita Pustak Mela etc were also held.

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita is a 700 verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is set in narrative framework of dialogue between Pandava prince Arjuna and his guide and charioteer Lord Krishna. The Bhagavad Gita presents a synthesis of the concept of Dharma, theistic bhakti, yogic ideals of moksha through jnana, bhakti, karma, and Raja Yoga and Samkhya philosophy.

Month: Categories: India Current Affairs 2018


First conference on contemporary relevance of Bhagvad Gita held in UK

A first of its kind conference on the contemporary relevance of the Bhagvad Gita was held London, United Kingdom.

The conference was organised by Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) and High Commission of India. It was organised in in collaboration with the Department of the Study of Religions at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The conference aimed to deal with the innumerable questions that exercise and confound through Bhagvad Gita and help to tap unique transformational energy.

During this conference, Indian and British experts came together for the understanding of Eastern mysticism.  Experts and historians from India and Britain also came together for the two-day sessions which included various aspects such as Impact of Bhagvad Gita on Modern Sanskrit Writings, Bhagvad Gita and Yoga and The Bhagvad Gita – Timeless Values for Today.

Month: Categories: Art & Culture Current Affairs 2018