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PM Modi takes Delhi Metro ride to attend ISKCON event amid IAF strike cheer

PM Modi Unveiled World's Largest Bhagwad Gita At ISKCON Temple In New Delhi.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Raghwendra Shukla | Updated on: 26 Feb 2019, 05:33:06 PM
PM Modi was seen interacting with some of the commuters inside the coach. (Screengrab)

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a Delhi Metro ride to ISKON temple. PM Modi boarded the Delhi Metro at Khan Market to attend Gita Aradhana event at ISKCON-Glory of India Cultural Centre. 

"PM Modi boarded a train from Khan Market metro station on the Violet Line for reaching the venue," a Prime Minister's Office source said, adding he deboarded at Nehru Place. Inside the coach, the prime minister was seen interacting with some of the commuters who posed with them for pictures.

At the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) temple, located near Kailash Colony metro station, he inaugurated a giant Bhagavad Gita, running into 670 pages and weighing 800 kg.

ISKON, known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement, is a worldwide confederation of more than 400 temples and runs 100 vegetarian restaurants and a wide variety of community serving projects.

Tight security arrangements has been made in and around the venue, which otherwise is very crowded.

"With an artistic touch of 18 exquisite paintings and an innovative elegant layout, the book has been printed in Milan, Italy, on YUPO synthetic paper so as to make it untearable and waterproof," the ISKCON said.

Bhagavad Gita, often referred to as the Gita, is a sacred text, revered by the Hindus, and is part of the epic Mahabharata, containing the teachings of Lord Krishna to Arjuna on the battlefield. 

With PTI Inputs 

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First Published : 26 Feb 2019, 04:39:48 PM