By SK.Vyas :
Chandigarh February 17,2019: The International Gita Mahotsav being organized at Port Louis, Mauritius concluded amidst extremely spiritual atmosphere with a resolve that both India and Mauritius will popularise and spread the message of Bhagwad Gita in the entire world. Scores of devotees present on this occasion took this pledge by raising their hand and reciting ‘Om’.
Acting President of Mauritius, Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, Minister Mentor of Mauritius Anerood Jugnauth, Minister of Arts and Culture Prithvirajsing Roopun, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal, saints, social, religious and other organizations participated in this programme.
Speaking on this occasion, Minister Mentor of Mauritius Mr. Anerood Jugnauth expressed faith that the cultural relations between India and Mauritius would be further strengthened in the coming generations. He said that last year they got an opportunity to hold Hindi Sammelan and this year we are fortunate enough to organize first International Gita Mahotsav outside India. He also threw light on the significance of Gita and expressed gratitude to the State Government, Kurukshetra Development Board, Gio Gita, India-Mauritius Trade and Culture Forum and all other organizations for the successful organization of this event.
Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal assured the people of Mauritius that Haryana would continue giving all out support and cooperation for the organization of International Gita Mahotsav here. We called those cities in India as mini India in which people of different states resides but he is getting to see a mini India outside India as the people living here are connected with maximum states of India.
He said that Gita is a detailed and comprehensive scripture and is a solution to all problems. Many problems-one solutions and that is Gita, he said adding that similarly many question-one answers and that is Gita.
Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharaj said that this Gita Mahotsav in Mauritius would not be the last such programme but it would form the base of further promoting it in other countries. He said that this programme is being concluded with the Aarti of holy Ganga and Gita as the people of Mauritius has immense faith in Ganga and Gita. It has been the tradition of people coming here from India that they after getting Gangajal (holy water of Ganga) from India immersed the same in the holy Ganga Talab of Mauritius.
Minister of Arts and Culture of Mauritius Prithvirajsing Roopun also expressed their views in the concluding function. On this occasion, the Sanskrit Speaking Union of Mauritius presented Shri Krishna Bhakti Geet while Mauritius-Tamil Culture Centre presented Krishna Varnan Nritaya. The artists of NIFA and that of Mauritius presented the essence of Gita.
Those present on this occasion included High Commissioner of India in Mauritius Tanmaya Lal, Director General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department Sameer Pal Srow, Member Secretary of Kurukshetra Development Board Vijay Singh Dahiya and other dignitaries.