Chief Minister Manohar Lal performs puja on Gita Jayanti at Jyotisar

Chief Minister directs early completion of the Jyotisar project

Chandigarh, December 4: Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal performed Gita puja and yajna at the holy land of Gita's birthplace, Kurukshetra, today.

Later ,the Chief Minister, accompanied by Sports Minister S. Sandeep Singh, MP Sh. Naib Singh Saini and MLA Sh. Subhash Sudha visited the Jyotisar Tirtha and paid obeisance at Lord Shri Krishna’s ‘Viraat Swaroop’.

Sh. Manohar Lal attended the International Gita Mahotsav-2022 as the chief guest on the auspicious occasion of Gita Jayanti. The Chief Minister also took part in Shrimad Bhagavad Gita recitation programme, being organised by the Kurukshetra Development Board (KDB) and the administration since November 29.

During his visit, the Chief Minister took feedback from the officials of the tourism department about the Mahabharata theme and other projects being built in Jyotisar Tirtha and directed them to expedite it.

This place is being developed by the state government as a tourist destination with a budget of crores of rupees being spent on the project along with the budget spent by the central government under the Krishna Circuit development. Zila Parishad member D P Chaudhary, KDB member Vijay Narula among other officials were present on the occasion.


Some verses of Gita will be included in school curriculum – Haryana Chief Minister

The essence of Gita is for the welfare of humanity, we have taken it to the country and abroad - Chief Minister

Chandigarh, December 4- Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said that for the last 6 years, the message of the essence of Gita for the welfare of humanity has not only been spread in Haryana but it has also reached to the every corner of the world. Many countries of the world are participating in the International Gita Mahotsav every year. Some programme of Gita Mahotsav are to be held in Australia as well. For these programmes, Geeta Manishi Gyananand Ji Maharaj and others representatives of religious organisions are making preprations for the programmes.

The Chief Minister was interacting with the media persons after offering lamps and performing aarti on the occasion of International Gita Mahotsav today.

While responding to a question raised by media persons, the Chief Minister said that for the last 3 days, Gita Mahotsav programme has been organized at the district level as well. Today 18,000 school children have recited the verses of Gita and many other people have also joined this programme online and the preparations of the programme is getting better every year. People are connecting with the essence of Gita, he added.

On the occasion of offering lamps, Haryana Vidhan Sabha Speaker, Sh. Gian Chand Gupta, MP, Sh. Naib Singh Saini, Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Smt. Kamlesh Dhanda, MLA, Sh. Subhash Sudha, Geeta Manishi Gyananand Ji Maharaj, Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. Krishna Kumar Bedi and other senior officers were also present.


Our ancient education system was better than the present one : CM

Our Vedic science needs to be brought to the frontline: CM Manohar Lal

Chandigarh, December 4- Haryana Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal today the time has come when we should move forward to promote the knowledge of Vedic science and link the old educational techniques and methods with the new ones.

The Chief Minister was addressing a gathering on the second day of the two-day National Vedic Science Seminar 'Gaveshna' at Ashok Singhal Ved Vigyan Evam Praudyogikee Vishwavidyalaya, Sector-56, Gurugram on Sunday.

In his inaugural address, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the age-old belief about foreign forces trying to break and destroy our Vedic science and knowledge of Vedas before India's independence was still around.

"We have taken many important steps on the subject of Vedas, including setting up a research center, purchasing land for Veda University, starting Sanskrit University in Kaithal after the name of Maharishi Valmiki, starting Gurukul in Mata Mansa Devi temple premises and establishing Sanskrit College, etc," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He said that efforts were on to get Vedas and ancient knowledg again into the mainstream.

Patron, Vishva Hindu Parishad, Sh. Dinesh Chandra is doing a commendable job to realize the dream of the late Ashok Singhal had seen, said the Chief Minister.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the late Sh. Ashok Singhal had an important contribution to changing the direction of his life.

The Chief Minister further shared that the late Singhal was the Pranth Pracharak of the Sangh for Haryana from 1977 to 1981, at the same time in 1977, he had become a volunteer of the Sangh because of the emergency.

"Had it not been an emergency, then I might not have been able to join the Sangh. At that time, due to the pain of emergency or curiosity, many people came closer to the Sangh and the organization got strengthened," said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister further shared that whenever he had questions arising in his mind while visiting the branches of the Sangh, he used to meet Late, Sh. Ashok Singhal to get the answers to his queries.

He said that Late Sh. Ashok Singhal was a very educated person who devoted his entire life to the Sangh and his life was like that of an ascetic.

Interestingly, the Chier Minister made this seminar more of an interactive session than of speech based as during the seminar he called upon the scholars present in the seminar to find a solution to the doubts he has shared with them.

"Our present education system is moving ahead according to the western education system. If we want to change this, then it will not work just by saying that our method is the best, we have to compare each subject with today's current method. To compare, you will have to tell the speciality of your method and after that one has to prove as to which method is used beneficial for the public", said Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that we want that the general public should have proper knowledge about the Hindu and Vedic Maths.

Even on this topic, Sh. Manohar Lal raised questions in front of the scholars present in the seminar and said that there are two types of dates in the Hindu calendar calculation - one solar date and the other lunar date. In this also there are Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha which run according to the lunar period calculation.

"Our Magh month starts on Makar Sankranti but it is of solar time calculation. It has nothing to do with lunar calculation. All our festivals are according to Amavasya or Purnima, Krishna Paksha, and Shukla Paksha but Makar Sankranti is according to solar calculation, and the dates of English months also come according to solar calculation", said Sh. Manohar Lal.

He further shared that Krishna Paksha comes first in North India while Shukla Paksha comes first in South India and there is a difference of 15 days at the beginning of the month in North India and South India. In such a situation, the question arises as to which calculation the country should adopt,

The Chief Minister also said that Sanskrit is called the language of computers, but it is necessary to show how it is possible. Technology should be linked to Sanskrit, he added.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that similarly there is a debate between allopathy and Ayurveda. Both claim each other better than one other. While Ayurveda gives us the direction to stay healthy, allopathy provides instant cure or relief. Along with Allopathy, there is a need to promote Ayurveda as well, he added.

Earlier, the Chief Minister released a magazine named 'Shruti Prabha' prepared by the institute, which has eight research essays written by various scientists.


The Bhagavad Gita verses have been showing us the path of knowledge and peace since ages- Haryana Chief Minister

Haryana Chief Minister joins Gita Vaishvik Path programme as chief guest

75,000 students across Haryana virtually joins the programme

Chandigarh December 4: Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that 5159 years ago, Lord Krishna gave sermons about the importance of ‘Karma’ in Bhagavad Gita.

The shlokas of the holy book Bhagavad Gita recited on the holy land of Kurukshetra have been showing the path of knowledge and eternal peace to humanity since ages. This holy book has also taught us the essence of living life with peace and harmony.

As the chief guest, the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal graced the occasion of Gita Vaishvik Path programme organised in the International Gita Mahotsav 2022 on Sunday under the aegis of Kurukshetra Development Board and Education Department.

On this occasion, 18,000 students from various schools of Kurukshetra recited 18 verses of 18 chapters of the holy book Bhagavad Gita. More than 75,000 students of government and private schools across Haryana and people from different countries virtually joined the programme. All of them recited shlokas of Bhagavad Gita for global peace.

Extending warm wishes on Geeta Jayanti and referring to Kurukshetra as the origin place of Bhagavad Gita, the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that on this day Lord Krishna gave the teachings of the Gita thousands of years ago in Kurukshetra. Earlier this festival was celebrated only at the district level, but since 2016, this festival has been given the status of International Geeta Mahotsav. Gita Vaishvik Path is a unique programme of this festival. Efforts are being made continuously to preach the teachings of Bhagavad Gita to the entire world through this programme. Similarly, this year also the Gita Vaishvik Path was organized from Kurukshetra and people across the world virtually joined the programme sitting at their homes.

He said that this holy book is a source of inspiration for the youth.

In order to connect the young generation with the holy book Gita, the government has started programmes like Gita Vaishvik Path recitation in the festival to inculcate moral values and education to the youth so that they can become a responsible citizen of the country. He said that every verse recited in this Gita Vaishvik Path programme spreads positive waves in the atmosphere. The state government is making consistent efforts to organise such religious programmes in all other districts besides Kurukshetra on this occasion, he added. On this occasion, the Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal also announced a holiday on December 5 for all schools based in Kurukshetra.

On this occasion, Geeta Manishi Shri Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Sh. Sandeep Singh, MP, Sh. Naib Singh Saini, MLA, Sh. Subhash Sudha, Political Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. Krishan Kumar Bedi, Political Advisor to the Chief Minister, Sh. Bharat Bhushan Bharti, Deputy Commissioner, Sh. Shantanu Sharma and other senior officers.


Chief Minister inaugurates Tirtha Mitra portal in Kurukshetra, calls upon people to come forward for the development and preservation of pilgrim spots

Nepal felicitates CM

Government is continuously working on the pilgrimages in 48 Kos of Kurukshetra, Manohar Lal

Chandigarh, December 4– Haryana Chief Minister Sh Manohar Lal today launched the Tirth Mitra Portal at the 48 Kos Tirth Sammelan organized during the ongoing International Gita Mahotsav (IGM)-2022 on Sunday.

On this occasion, Sh. Manohar Lal called upon the people of the state that they should come forward for the development and ensuring the preservation of our pilgrimages.

"Whether it is a village or a city, where pilgrimages are established, a committee of local people should be formed and a plan for the development of pilgrimages should also be prepared," said the Chief Minister.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the Haryana government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure the development of pilgrimages. Along with this, the local people should also contribute to this endeavour of the State government.

He said that priority should be given to all the works being done for the development of pilgrimages.

The Chief Minister said that all the pilgrimages of 48 Kos will be developed. Developing these pilgrimages also increases employment opportunities along with increasing the income of local people.

Next year IGM will be of 8 days, CM

The Chief Minister said that from next year the duration of IGM will be of 8 days instead of 6 days. This holy festival will start on Sunday and end on Sunday itself.

He also suggested that all pilgrimage centres should be given one stall each in the IGM so that they can display the information and story related to their pilgrimages through these stalls.

Development of 48 Kos pilgrimages is being done

Sh. Manohar Lal said that the pilgrimages of 48 Kos are being continuously developed. In 2017-18, an amount of Rs 36 crore was announced for the execution of 27 works in these areas. Besides this, so far, an amount of Rs. 23 crores has been spent on development.

"Out of 27 works, 15 works have been completed, work on 6 is still going on, and work on 6 is yet to be done. The government has planned to work on 80 pilgrimages. Along with this, Rs 10 crore has been announced for the development of Pehowa Tirth," shared Sh. Manohar Lal.

The Chief Minister said that Virat Swaroop of Lord Krishna has been set up at Jyotisar for Rs. 13 crores. The light and sound show has also been started here. Along with this, a museum is being built in Jyotisar at a cost of Rs 200 crore.

Sh. Manohar Lal said that Kurukshetra is a proud place not only in the country but in the world. Gio Geeta Sansthan has been established here. Tirupati Balaji Temple is built. Akshardham Temple, ISKCON Temple, and Gyan Mandir are being built. Continuous development is taking place, the government is always ensuring its cooperation in these works, he added.

Gita belongs to every one of us,Gita Manishi Swami Shri Gyananand Ji Maharaj

Earlier speaking on the occasion, Gita Manishi Swami Shri Gyananand Ji Maharaj said that the teachings of Gita belong to everyone.

It was on this day that Lord Krishna delivered the immortal message of Gita from the land of Kurukshetra, he added.

He said that Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal is renovating shrines . Due to this, people will come not only from India but also from abroad in this

We highly respect and follow the message taught by Lord Shri Krishna, Sh. Yadu Nath Paudel

Speaking on this occasion, Counsellor (Cultural) Nepal, Sh. Yadu Nath Paudel paid obeisance at the holy land of Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra. He said that as many times as one reads Holy Gita, many secrets of life are revealed. The knowledge of the Gita should reach the masses. Nepal and India have unbreakable relations. About 82 percent of the people in Nepal are Sanatani Hindus.

The message sent by the Nepal Prime Minister, Sh. Sher Bahadur Deuba to the Chief Minister regarding the International Gita Mahotsav-2022 was also read out in the programme.

Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs, S. Sandeep Singh, and Vice-Chancellor, Kurukshetra University, Sh. Somnath Sachdeva also remained present on this occasion.


Srimad Bhagavad Gita inspires us to move forward in life with positive mindset - Devender Singh Babli

Chandigarh, December 4- Haryana Development and Panchayat Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli on Sunday flagged off the Nagar Shobha Yatra to be taken out under the district level Gita Mahotsav from the Panchayat Bhawan premises in Fatehabad. Earlier, Development and Panchayat Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli visited the exhibition set up by various departments and socio-religious organizations at Gita Mahotsav and appreciated them.

Sh. Devender Singh Babli, stated that Bhagawat Gita gives us knowledge of Karma and wisdom. He thanked the Haryana Government and Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal for organizing such programmes at the district level in order to promote International Gita Mahotsav. He stated that Srimad Bhagavad Gita inspires us to move forward in life with a positive mindset.

He stated that everyone should carry out their obligations towards the country. He added that we must move forward and contribute in protecting the environment and conserving water.

He said that taking and selling drugs is a social evil and a legal crime. The state government is taking strict action against such drug peddlers. Specially calling upon the youth, the cabinet minister said that the youth should stay away from the evil of drugs and should channelise their energies for making their future bright.

Sh. Babli said that elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions were held in the state and people of educated and clean image have been elected as representatives. All these public representatives are called upon to work for the eradication of social evils along with rural development and maintain brotherhood in the villages. Cabinet Minister, Sh. Devender Singh Babli said that we should imbibe the teachings of Gita and great men in lives and also ensure our participation in social and religious works.



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