The Haryana government will celebrate the first-ever International Gita Mahotsav in Kurukshetra from 6 to 10 December..
Speaking to media in the capital on Saturday, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal said, “The mega event would mark the birth anniversary of Bhagvad Gita, and that too at the sacred place where Lord Krishna delivered the celestial message of Gita to a wavering Arjuna.”
The Mahotsav, which will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee, will set a world record with the recitation of ‘Ashtadash Shaloki Gita’ by as many as 18,000 students at one go. Youths from 574 districts of the country would reach Kurukshetra, showcasing one Shloka each scripted on their traditional dresses.
Eighteen selected verses of Gita from as many chapters would be recited on this occasion. A moble App has also been designed which can be downloaded.