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People’s Opinion: Should Bhagavad Gita be our national book ?

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday triggered a new row when she raised her opinion for national scripture status for the Bhagavad Gita.

Speaking at the ‘Gita Prerna Mahotsav’, organised “to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita” at the Red Fort Maidan in New Delhi, Sushma said: “Bhagavad Gita has answers to everybody’s problems and that’s why I said it while standing in the Parliament that, ‘Shrimad Bhagwad Gita’ should be declared as the national holy book.”




“Everyone should read two shlokas of Gita every day… It is a scripture of 700 shlokas and it can be finished in a year. Read it again and continue this until the end. After reading it three to four times, you will discover a path to lead a life, the way I discovered,” she said.

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Those were her words but as an individual what are your opinion. We all have at least some idea and how important is the Bhagavad Geeta. It has everything that a human needs to know about himself and life.

Being not religious if we all can think in one direction that if all our question can be answered by this scripture then we all should try to read it at 3 times. One need not follow its path but try to understand the correct meaning of it.

One might not agree Sushma’s opinion but there is a need of strong reason of opposing her opinion. A reason that does not come out of some influence but through thorough analysis and experience.



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Milind Shivolkar

MTech Student at Goa University in Computer Science and Technology and Intern at IIIT-H.

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