Record 18,400 schoolkids recite Gita hymns at Haryana event

Kurukshetra (Haryana), Dec 7 (IANS) A world record was set when 18,473 school children recited 18 ‘shlokas’ (hymns) from the Bhagvad Gita during the ongoing International Gita Mahotsav here, the Haryana government said on Wednesday.

“After the Ashtashloki Gita Path, students performed yoga pose ‘Surya Namaskar’. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar congratulated them and announced an award of Rs 5 lakh for them,” a Haryana government spokesman said.

In his address, Khattar exhorted people not to confine themselves to reading the holy book but also adopt its teachings in their lives and thus contribute to the development of society and the country.

Kurukshetra, the land of the Mahabharata, is the place where Lord Krishna is believed to have delivered a sermon on ‘Bhagvad Gita’ to Pandava prince Arjun.

–IANS

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