New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the youth of the country to read the Bhagavad Gita as he launched an e-book version of the ancient Hindu scripture.
The e-book is the Kindle version of Swami Chidbhavananda’s commentaries on the ancient Hindu scripture, which is a part of the epic Mahabharata.
“In the middle of the fast-paced life, the Gita will provide an oasis. It is a practical guide for several dimensions of life,” PM Modi said during the launch.
The Prime Minister also said the Gita inspires us to question and makes us think. “It encourages debate and keeps our minds open. Anybody who is inspired by Gita will always be compassionate by nature and democratic in temperament,” he added.
The Kindle version was launched to commemorate the sale of more than 5,00,000 copies of the Swami Chidbhavananda’s Bhagavad Gita.
Swami Chidbhavanandaji, the founder of Sri Ramakrishna Tapovanam Ashram, has written 186 books in all genres of literary composition. However, his scholarly work on the Gita is one of the most celebrated ones.