Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday said the need of the hour was to imbibe and practice the teachings of Gita, which would again make India the world leader.
In Kurukshetra for the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Gita Gyanam Sansthanam, Bhagwat also exhorted the youth to work for the growth of the nation and said that every Indian would have to forget personal differences and work collectively.
Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Himachal Pradesh governor Acharya Dev Vrat, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia, yoga guru Ramdev, religious leaders Swami Gyananand, Sadhvi Rithambhra, RSS executive member Indresh Kumar also attended the function, besides several state ministers and MLAs.
The Rs 100 crore project, which is likely to be completed in three years, aims at undertaking studies and research in Gita.
Lauding the project, Solanki said the Sansthanam would disseminate teachings of Gita, which would be beneficial for all.
Khattar, in his address, said the religious and spiritual scholarliness of Gita was absolute and never required any changes or amendments. He held that politicians could bring temporary changes in people’s lives by enacting laws, but they would have to adopt Gita teachings to bring “permanent good changes” in the society.
Regretting the violence during the recent Jat agitation, he said these days were unimaginable when some people attempted to disturb the social harmony in the state. The government would work to bring back social harmony and brotherhood in Haryana, he said and added that it was also observing a social harmony week.
Meanwhile, Solanki, Khattar and Baba Ramdev announced Rs 1 crore each for the Sansthanam project.