New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a Metro on his way to the ISKCON temple to an attend an event in which he’ll be unveiling a giant copy of the Bhagwad Gita. During his journey, Prime Minister interacted with fellow passengers.
With 670 pages and 800-kg the copy of Bhagwad Gita is all set to become the largest sacred book in the world. The book has the dimensions of 2 metres by 2.8. The book was printed in Milan and is comprised of synthetic paper.
Earlier in the day, PM Narendra Modi spoke at his rally in the Churu district of Rajasthan. While speaking, he said that he want to assure people of this country that the nation is in safe hands. Prime Minister had earlier visited Tonk, another district in Rajasthan on February 23.
During the day, he also attended the presentation of the Gandhi Peace Prize at the Rashtrapati Bhavan soon after he presided over a CCS meeting following an early morning strike by the IAF on a JeM terror camp across the Line of Control (LoC).
In his address at the ceremony, Modi had apologised for arriving late on account of another important meeting – of the Cabinet Committee on Security. He said, “I apologise for coming late, I was busy in another meeting… This year is important because this is 150th anniversary year of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi.”
President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Gandhi Peace Prize to the Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari, jointly with the Akshaya Patra Foundation for 2015,; to the Sulabh International for 2016; the Ekal Abhiyan Trust for 2017; and to Yohei Sasakawa for 2018.
They were awarded for the work done by them in feeding and educating poor, encouraging sanitation, and eradication of leprosy.