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Government will form fair authority, will organize big programs – Presswire18

Chandigarh, December 5 (Trinew)

Haryana government will now constitute the fair authority. Instructions have been given to the officials for this. The fairs to be held in the state will be organized by the authority. The authority will mainly be responsible for the International Geeta Jayanti celebrated every year in Kurukshetra. CM Manohar Lal Khattar, who met the media in Chandigarh on Tuesday, announced this. Geeta Manishi Swami Gyananand was mainly present on this occasion.

In the press conference, Member Secretary of Kurukshetra Development Board Vikas Gupta, Additional Principal Secretary to CM Dr. Amit Aggarwal, Political Advisor Bharat Bhushan Bharti, Media Secretary Praveen Atreya, Chief Media Coordinator Sudesh Kataria, CEO of Kurukshetra Development Board Akhil Pilani, besides Public Relations Director (Administration) Vivek Kalia, 48 Corps Monitoring Committee Chairman MM Chhabra and Honorary Secretary of Kurukshetra Development Board Upendra Singla were mainly present.

CM said that this time Geeta Jayanti Mahotsav will be celebrated from 7 to 24 December. Assam will be an associate state this time. A pavilion is being set up by the Assam government in Purushottampura Bagh located in Brahma Sarovar. In this, stalls related to their culture, crafts, food etc. will be the center of attraction. CM said that since 2016, the state government has been celebrating Geeta Jayanti at the international level. So far, successful events have been organized in Mauritius, Canada and Australia. This time Geeta Jayanti will be organized at the international level in America.

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar will formally inaugurate the festival with Geeta Yagya and puja at Brahma Sarovar on 17th December. After this, he will also inaugurate the three-day International Geeta Seminar at Kurukshetra University. The seminar will continue till December 19. CM said that gradually the International Geeta Mahotsav Fair is moving in the direction of self-finance from the economic point of view. On the lines of Kumbh Mela, a separate fair authority will be formed for the International Geeta Mahotsav, which will organize it at its own level. A fair officer will be deployed by the government, who will look after the arrangements made by the government. He said that this fair authority will plan to organize the festival and will also make its own arrangements in the districts. On this occasion, the CM called upon the people to recite Geeta together for one minute at 11 am on 23rd December, Geeta Jayanti. During this, 3 verses will be recited. All citizens should join this Geeta lesson at their home or workplace and recite 3 verses of Geeta. For this you can connect through Jio Geeta app. On this occasion, Swami Gyan Anand said that the message of Geeta for the entire humanity on the holy land of Kurukshetra is a book of contemplation for the living beings. In today’s time, there is an atmosphere of war and unrest in the world, in such a time the relevance of Gita is even greater.

Lord Krishna’s statue will be made from 48 kos of soil

A conference on the pilgrimages of 48 Kos Kurukshetra will be organized at Kurukshetra University on 23rd December. Representatives of 164 pilgrimage committees of Kurukshetra land will participate in it. Pilgrimage representatives will also bring soil and water from their pilgrimage. The statue of Lord Shri Krishna will be made from this soil. On the day of Geeta Jayanti i.e. 23rd December, global Geeta recitation will be done by 18 thousand students in Kurukshetra. Deepotsav will be organized on 23rd December at all the 164 pilgrimage sites of Dharmakshetra-Kurukshetra. Fun fair and aero sports will be organized for the devotees in the fair area from 7 to 24 December. Rangoli, clay modelling, Sanjhi, pot decoration, fancy dress, tableau and poster making competitions will be organized for the students from 17th to 24th December. An online Geeta quiz is going on from November 26 regarding the festival, which will conclude on Wednesday. More than 70 thousand citizens have registered themselves in the online competition. Geeta Marathon was successfully organized in Kurukshetra on 3rd December.

Crafts and Saras Fair will be held

The International Geeta Mahotsav will start with a crafts and Saras fair on the banks of Brahmasarovar on 7th December. In this, people will once again get the opportunity to see the confluence of nationally renowned artists and craftsmen. Haryana Pavilion related to Haryana’s folk dance, crafts, small scale industries, food etc. will be set up in the Mahotsav. With this, the tourists and pilgrims coming to the festival will be able to get acquainted with the culture of Haryana. Exhibitions related to development and progress of Haryana are also being organized by various departments on this occasion. Geeta Utsav programs will be organized in every district for 2 days on 22nd and 23rd December. This time the festival will be organized for 18 days so that the visitors coming from every corner of the country can spend more time in the festival. Last year it lasted for 16 days. Programs will be organized at all the district headquarters of the state from 17 to 24 December. The Chief Minister said, there will also be participation of Indian Council for Cultural Affairs (ICCR) in the festival. The online competition will be organized at all 37 centers of the Indian Cultural Association across the world. The winners will be invited to Kurukshetra during the festival. Bhajan evening followed by grand Geeta Aarti will be organized on the sacred banks of Brahma Sarovar from 7th to 24th December. This Aarti is similar to the grand Aarti performed in the evening at other pilgrimage sites in the country. Saint conference will be held at Purushottampura Bagh during the festival on 22nd December. In this, eminent saints of the country will come together to discuss the subject of Geeta and spirituality.

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