Acting President of Mauritius, Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory on Thursday announced that Mauritius will organise Gita Mohatsav in February 2019 and a delegation from India has also been invited for this important event.
Vyapoory was speaking at the inauguration of three-day International Seminar on ‘Making New India-Insight of Shrimad Bhagavad Gita’ being organized as part of International Gita Mahotsav at Kurukshetra today.
Mauritius is the partner country and Gujarat is the partner state in the International Gita Mahotsav – 2018 being inaugurated at Kurukshetra today.
Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya and, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar were also present on this occasion.
Vyapoory said that teaching of sacred Gita is as relevant today as it has been when Lord Krishna delivered celestial message of Gita to Lord Arjuna in the battlefield about 5300 years ago.
He said that Arjuna proud and confident in his mentally attributes and prowess found himself faced with dilemma of choice. He had a decision to make whether to fight or flee. But Lord Krishna gave him the wisdom to fight with the situation.
“I do believe like Arjuna after so many years we can find wisdom to help us make a right decision’, he added.
Vyapoory said that many people in our present society, take hasty decisions on basis of impulsiveness and end up taking wrong decisions. In our modern life, the battle today is in our mind where decisions are to be taken, he said adding that on the battlefield of mind, there is conflict between good and evil and at duties and other considerations and the answer could be find in Bhagwad Gita.
Speaking on this occasion, CM Khattar said that the sacred book Srimad Bhagavad Gita is not confined only to spiritualism but has a practical relevance.
The Holy Scripture of 700 shalokas has a message for people belonging to all sections of the society. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is working towards building a new India through the message of Gita and taking new initiatives consistently for the welfare of people of different strata of the society, he added.
While describing Prime Minister Modi as a real example of ‘Karamyogi’, Khattar exhorted the scholars, thinkers and Gita followers to held detailed deliberations on the message of sacred Gita in building a new India.
He said that Mr Narendra Modi working to take the country on the path of development through the use of Gita, has taken several new initiatives in this direction including the Beti Bacha-Beti Padhao programme, Swachta Abhiyan, Make in India, Digital India, Pradhanmantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Housing for All etc.
Throwing light on the significance of Srimad Bhagavad Gita, the CM said that the holy Scripture has something in it for every section of the society be it farmers, students, teachers, politicians, soldiers and traders. He said that the sacred book also contain management values which teaches us how to manage our life.